During an interview broadcast on Friday’s edition of CNN’s “The Lead,” Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) stated that “Wall Street has been buying his way into Washington for decades now, and they are a big part of, not only how the game is rigged,” but that Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton “has said that she will work to get money out of politics,” despite taking more money from the financial industry than GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump
Anchor Jake Tapper asked Warren, “[W]hen it goes to the financial industry, securities, investment, Hillary Clinton’s campaign and super PAC have raised $47 million from that industry, only $345,000 from that industry is going Donald Trump. I know you don’t think that these people are giving to Hillary Clinton’s campaign and super PAC of the goodness of their heart, does that trouble you?”
Warren answered, “Am I troubled about the influence of Wall Street in every election that happens in this country? You bet I am.”
Tapper then followed up, “Including Hillary Clinton?
Warren responded, “Well, but I want to be clear on this one, I think one reason you see them not giving to Donald trump is they look around and say, Donald Trump is bad for business, a guy who is so unhinged, that guy with the finger on the nuclear trigger is not a guy who can be president of the United States. But yes, I do worry about the influence of Wall Street. Wall Street has been buying his way into Washington for decades now, and they are a big part of, not only how the game is rigged, but how we ended up with a financial crisis in 2008 that was the worst since the Great Depression. We need to take this country back, and right now money sloshing through the electoral process is making that virtually impossible. I will say this about Hillary Clinton, she has said that she will work to get money out of politics, that she is willing to lead the charge. We’ve got a Supreme Court, you know, we’re 4-4 in the Supreme Court right now. We get another chance to look at money and politics if we get a justice whose eyes are open, and they’re willing to consider it. So, I regard the whole issue of the influence of Wall Street as very much lively, something we’ve got to pay attention to, and something that we at least, might, have a fighting chance to beat back over the next few years, but it’s where we’ve got to go.”
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