U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren doubled down on her rhetoric towards a few of her favourite targets Sunday, taking goal on the GOP’s allegiance to former President Donald Trump, Elon Musk’s transfer to purchase Twitter, and boosting the necessity to forgive scholar debt.
“Democrats, independents, and some Republicans are trying to defend our democracy and there is a group that their whole goal is just to follow one man, and if they can get that one man in power that’s what they want to do,” she stated.
Warren appeared with WBZ’s Jon Keller on Sunday, when she was requested about feedback relating to Rep. Kevin McCarthy. Warren additionally appeared on WCVB’s “On The Record.”
Warren final week referred to as McCarthy a liar and a traitor after he denied quotes in a New York Times article through which he reportedly informed different Republicans he’d deliberate to push for Trump’s resignation. McCarthy stated he’d by no means stated such a factor. The Times then launched the recordings from which they had been quoting the California Republican.
Last week, McCarthy defended his actions throughout a gathering at celebration headquarters, suggesting he was merely working by way of doable eventualities as Democrats moved to question Trump within the aftermath of the violent siege.
In a gathering together with his House GOP colleagues, McCarthy stated he by no means requested the president to resign, in response to Republicans within the room. He has additionally publicly stated he didn’t achieve this. The Times didn’t report that he requested Trump to resign, solely that he informed Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and different members he would.
Keller pressed Warren on her use of the phrase “traitor” and requested if McCarthy’s actions rise to the extent of somebody who “provides aid and comfort to our enemies, which is what a traitor is.”
“I don’t know how else you look at it,” she stated. “We’re talking about someone who provides aid and comfort to insurrectionists.”
According to Warren, the continued allegiance to Trump is simply plain anti-American.
“That is anti-democratic and it undermines what this country has stood for since the revolution,” she stated.
Turning towards one other goal, Warren informed the hosts of “On The Record” that Elon Musk’s plan to purchase Twitter could also be anti-democratic too.
“He’s not just buying something that produces cars,” she stated. “What we’re talking about here is a way that tens of millions of people communicate with each other.”
There isn’t one other Twitter, Warren stated, and each try and create one has failed.
“We need some rules in order to create more competition, that way if people don’t like what Elon Musk does, they can go elsewhere,” she stated.
The Bay State Democrat additionally pushed for scholar mortgage debt cancellation, saying Biden has indicated he’s engaged on a proposal, regardless of his saying canceling $50,000 was off the desk.