Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) teared up during her closing statement at the first Democrat debate Wednesday night after seemingly crediting the government for her personal success.
During the 45-second closing statement, Warren talked about her family and “dream” as a little girl.
“Never in a million years did I think I would stand on a stage like this,” Warren began. “I was born and raised in Oklahoma. I have three older brothers. They all joined the military. I had a dream growing up, and my dream was to be a public school teacher.”
Warren said her family did not have money to pay for a college application, but she said she got her “chance” because of a $50-a-semester commuter college.
“By the time I graduated from high school, my family – my family didn’t have the money for a college application, much less a chance for me to go to college,” she said. “But I got my chance. It was a $50-a-semester commuter college.”
She said it was a “little slice of government that created some opportunity” for her, adding that it “opened” her life.
“I am in this fight because I believe that we can make our government, we can make our economy, we can make our country work – not just for those at the top,” she said.
“We can make it work for everyone, and I promise you this: I will fight for you as hard as I fight for my own family,” she closed.