Sen. Elizabeth Warren on State of the Union: Full Interview

Sen. Elizabeth Warren on State of the Union: Full Interview


>>>WELCOME BACK. THIS WEEK BERNIE SANDERS SHOWED HIS ANTI-BIG MONEY CAMPAIGN IS BRINGING IN BIG MONEY. HE RAISED $26 MILLION IN THE THIRD QUARTER, JUST $2 MILLION LESS THAN HILLARY CLINTON. MOST FROM SMALL DONORS. SMALL FINANCIAL NUMBERS LEAD TO BIG ENDORSEMENTS. THE ONE MANY DEMOCRATS WAITING FOR IS SENATOR ELIZABETH WARREN OF MASSACHUSETTS. THE FINANCIAL REFORM ADVOCATE WHO HAS BECOME THE LEADING VOICE, PERHAPS OF THE PROGRESSIVE LEFT. SHE HASN’T GIVEN THE NOD TO ANYONE YET. WE TRIED TO SEE WHERE HER LOYALTIES LIE. AT THE WASHINGTON IDEAS FORUM. >>YOU WERE ONE OF MANY FEMALE DEMOCRATIC SENATORS TO SIGN A LETTER A FEW YEARS AGO URGING THE SECRETARY CLINTON TO RUN. SHOULD IT BE SEEN AS AN ENDORSEMENT?>>NO. SHE’S RUNNING ALONG WITH OTHER PEOPLE. THEY’RE GETTING THEIR IDEAS OUT THERE AND I THINK THAT’S WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN DURING THIS PART OF THE SEASON. >>YOU WANTED HER TO RUN. >>WELL, I WANT EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO RUN FOR PRESIDENT TO GET OUT THERE, PUT THEIR IDEAS OUT THERE, TALK ABOUT THEIR IDEAS WITH THE AMERICAN PEOPLE. THAT’S HOW IT SHOULD BE. THAT’S HOW DEMOCRACY IS SUPPOSED TO WORK. >>I THINK THAT YOU AND BERNIE SANDERS ALIGN FAIRLY CLOSELY ON ALL THE MAJOR ISSUES. WHEN YOU DECIDE HOW — WHEN YOU DECIDE WHO TO ENDORSE, IS IT JUST GOING TO BE ABOUT WHO YOU AGREE WITH THE MOST? ARE YOU TAKING OTHER THINGS INTO CONSIDERATION SUCH AS WHO HAS A BETTER CHANCE OF BEING THE NOMINEE OR WINNING IN NOVEMBER?>>AT THIS MOMENT, BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW BECAUSE I’M NOT THERE. WHAT I KNOW IS THAT PEOPLE ARE OUT TALKING ABOUT THE IDEAS. I THINK THAT’S THE RIGHT THING TO DO. I THINK WE SHOULD BE TALKING ABOUT THE ROLE THAT THE MAJOR FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS PLAY. NOT JUST IN THIS ECONOMY, BUT PLAY IN A POLITICAL SPHERE. >>DO YOU DISAGREE WITH THE IDEA THAT YOU AND BERNIE SANDERS SEEM TO BE MORE CLOSELY ALIGNED ON ARE WITH MORE ISSUES WITH OTHER DEMOCRATS. >>ASK THIS SIX DIFFERENT WAYS? THAT’S KIND OF MY JOB >>WELL, AND KIND OF MY JOB IS TO GET OUT THERE AND TO KEEP PUSHING THESE ISSUES. ’01 I WOULD SAY THIS. BERNIE GETS OUT AND FIGHTS FOR WHAT HE BELIEVES IN. HE FIGHTS FROM THE HEART ON THESE ISSUES. AND HE’S DONE AN ENORMOUS SERVICE LIKE PUSHING THEM FORWARD TO THE AGENDA. I THINK THAT SECRETARY CLINTON HAS ALSO BEEN PUSHING FORWARD ISSUES INTO THE AGENDA THAT ARE IMPORTANT. >>WHAT DO YOU MAKE OF THE FACT THAT TWO OF THE LEADING REPUBLICAN PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES DONALD TRUMP AND JEB BUSH ARE NOW BOTH ENDORSING CLOSING THE LOOPHOLE WHEN IT COMES TO HEDGE FUND MANAGEMENT?>>IT MEANS THAT EVEN WHEN YOUR EARS ARE STUFFED WITH MONEY YOU GET A LITTLE SOUND THAT COMES THROUGH. AND THAT’S WHAT’S HAPPENING HERE! IT’S LIKE, HELLO! BILLIONS SHOULD NOT BE PAYING TAXES AT A LOWER RATE THAN T TEACHERS AND FIREFIGHTERS, AND THAT HAS EVEN SEEPED THROUGH TO A FEW OF THE RICH GUYS ON THE OTHER SIDE. STUNNER. >>OBVIOUSLY YOUR POSITION IN SUPPORTING PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS WELL ESTABLISHED. THE REASON THAT PLANNED PARENTHOOD PROPORTLY WAS IN FRONT OF THE CONGRESSIONAL HEARING BECAUSE OF THE VIDEO TAPES OF OFFICIALS SAYING AND DOING THINGTHINGS. IS THERE NOTHING ON THE VIDEO TAPES THAT BOTHERS YOU AT ALL?>>LET’S REMEMBER WHAT WE WERE DEBATING ON THE FLOOR OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE. THAT WAS DEFUNDING PLANNED PARENTHOOD. 2.7 MILLION PEOPLE GET THEIR HEALTH CARE FROM PLANNED PARENTHOOD EVERY YEAR. ONE IN EVERY FIVE WOMEN IN AMERICA SOMETIME IN HER LIFE WILL GET HER HEALTH CARE FROM PLANNED PARENTHOOD. PLANNED PARENTHOOD, WHAT DOES IT MOSTLY DO? 97% OF WHAT THEY DO IS CANCER SCREENINGS, SCREENINGS FOR STDS, ABOUT BIRTH CONTROL. PLANNED PARENTHOOD IS MORE THAN HALF OF ALL THE THE PLANNED PARENTHOOD CLINICS ARE PLACES WHERE THERE’S LIMITED ACCESS TO HEALTH CARE. SO THIS, FOR MANY PEOPLE, IS THEIR ONLY HEALTH CARE PROVIDER. SOMETIMES THEIR PRINCIPLE HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS. AND THE REPUBLICANS SAY THE FIRST ISSUE THAT WE’VE GOT TO DISCUSS AND THE NUMBER ONE THING, EVERYTHING ELSE CAN GO FORWARD ON THE BUDGET OR NOT GO FORWARD OR WE CAN CUT EVERYTHING ELSE. THE FIRST THING WE HAVE TO DO IS DEFUND PLANNED PARENTHOOD. THAT MEANS DEFUNDING HEALTH CARE FOR WOMEN. AND MAKE NO MISTAKE, WHAT THIS IS REALLY ABOUT IS ABOUT WOMEN’S ACCESS TO ABORTION. AND EVEN THOUGH NOT ONE FEDERAL DOLLAR GOES TO PAY FOR ABORTIONS THROUGH PLANNED PARENTHOOD, THE REPUBLICANS WANT TO FIND ONE MORE WAY TO MAKE IT HARDER, TO MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE FOR A WOMEN WHO IS FACING ONE OF THE MOST DIFFICULT DECISIONS OF HER LIFE, THEY WANT TO FIND A WAY TO MAKE IT HARDER ON HER TO GET THE HEALTH CARE SHE NEEDS. ALL WE CAN SAY IS WE’VE, BEEN I THAT WORLD BEFORE. WHEN I TALK ABOUT 1955 I’M TALKING ABOUT WHERE WOMEN DIED. WHERE WOMEN COMMITTED SUICIDE RATHER THAN GO FORWARD WITH A PREGNANCY THEY COULD NOT HANDLE. WHAT THE REPUBLICANS ARE SAYING IS THEY WANT TO GO BACK AND I WANT TO MAKE IT NOT GOING BACK. NOT NOW. NOT EVER. [ APPLAUSE ]>>IT’S TOOTD TOO BAD THEY’RE NOT DOING A STRAW POLL HERE. >>WE ARE DOING THE SAW POLL. IT’S CALLED THE 2016 ELECTIONS, AND THE REPUBLICANS WANT TO RUN ON SHUTTING DOWN WOMEN’S ACCESS TO CANCER SCREENINGS AND SHUTTING DOWN WOMEN’S ACCESS TO BIRTH CONTROL, AND SHUTTING DOWN WOMEN’S ACCESS TO NOT GOVERNMENT-PAID FOR ABORTIONS THEN THEY’RE GOING TO HAVE A REAL FIGHT ON THEIR HANDS. LET THEM DO IT. [ APPLAUSE ]>>YOU’VE BEEN A LONG TIME ADVOCATE FOR FINANCIAL REFORM, AND IN THE PAST YOU HAVE — THERE HAVE BEEN WORDS BETWEEN THEN SENATOR JOE BIDEN. YOU HAVE DISAGREED VERY SHARPLY — >>YES, WE HAVE. YOU BET. YEAH. IT WAS OVER BANKRUPTCY LAWS THAT THE CREDIT CARD COMPANIES WANTED TO JUST TIGHTEN THOSE BANKRUPTCY LAWS SO THEY COULD SQUEEZE MORE PROFITS OUT OF WORKING FAMILIES. SENATOR BIDEN WAS ON ONE SIDE IN THAT FIGHT AND I WAS ON THE OTHER. YOU BETTER BELIEVE I DIDN’T HOLD BACK. >>ARE YOU STILL ON OPPOSITE SIDES ON THAT ISSUE?>>ON THAT MOVEMENT. >>THERE’S A MOVE IN CONGRESS TO REPLACE THE DIRECTOR FOR THE CONSUMER PROTECTION BUREAU WITH A FIVE-PERSON BIPARTISAN PANEL. SOME OF THE DEMOCRATS IN THE HOUSE THAT EXPRESSED SUPPORT SAY IT WILL BE A PROTECTION FOR IF A REPUBLICAN IS IN THE WHITE HOUSE. >>NOT JUST SOME OF THE DEMOCRATS SAY THAT. THAT’S WHAT THE PRESIDENT OF THE AMERICAN BANKERS ASSOCIATION SAID YESTERDAY. HE’S SO WORRIED ABOUT THIS CONSUMER AGENCY THAT HAS FORCED THE LARGEST FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN THIS COUNTRY TO RETURN MORE THAN $10 BILLION TO FAMILIES THEY CHEATED. HE’S SO WORRIED ABOUT KEEPING THAT AGENCY UP AND STRONG THAT HE WANTS TO MAKE SURE THERE IS A FIVE-PERSON COMMISSION LIKE THERE IS OVER THE FCC BECAUSE THAT’S GOING TO KEEP THE CFPV STRONG. >>YOU DON’T BUY

24 thoughts on “Sen. Elizabeth Warren on State of the Union: Full Interview

  1. Damn, why is she not running? I'd love to see one of these republican "Geeeniuses" try to debate her. Talk about a massacre.

  2. For once in my lifetime, I'd like to see a government that's elected by the people for the people, not some puppet state for Israel. Why do our politicians have to pledge allegiance to Israel? Sickening.

  3. So these women are facing one of the most difficult decisions of their life rather or not to KILL their unborn baby. If she hasnt seen it yet it must not be alive right. If a woman even really considers this as an option shes going to be an unfit mother anyway. I dont understand why their biggest worry seems to be the emotions of someone after they have committed murder. These women should be imprisoned not comforted. If you dont want your baby put it up for adoption not killed.

  4. You can tell Tapper is a democrat, he went after Trump and Carson hard yet is giving softballs to these people he supports, the male should have a say when the woman becomes pregnant, it is not her decision alone to murder

  5. After I accepted that she wouldn't run for President I found Bernie. I love both of these people though. By far, the smartest people in government.

  6. Too bad Elizabeth Warren isn't running for President. Is it smart, a populist, and seemingly what many in the country are looking for.

  7. Hillary Clinton was on the wrong side of that fight WITH Joe Biden as well. But CNN won't mention that because they are endorsing Hillary. Elizabeth Warren will endorse Bernie Sanders otherwise her credibility is out the window.

  8. Jake: since you and bernie have such similar ideas would you consider being Bernie's VP?
    Jake: you and bernie are basically the same person would you say that voting for bernie is basically voting for you?
    Jake: now we've established that you and the bernster a part of of sci-fi -esque hive mind would you say that you could be Bernie's VP because if he dies it will basically be like him still being alive inside of your mind?

  9. At this point, I would vote for Bernie Sanders. It has been shown that the video of Planned Parenthood are frauds. They were not actually taken at Planed Parenthood. They are trying to defund it is because it is partially government funded and the Republicans hate everything government, which would leave a vacuum to be filled with the super rich and the corporations as the republicans are working to undermine this government and the country. What we need to do is defund the anti-American Republicans while we still can drive them out of our government and some of them need to be driven out of this country!

  10. Well, first time I heard a "journalist" admit that his "job" is to ask the same damn question eight hundred different ways and be an asshole about it.

  11. I have a solution to the arguments about "deportation" (of illegal immigrants). Instead of deporting them let's deport ALL Republicans.

  12. WHY IS ELIZABETH NOT RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT?! No offense but Bernie Sanders just doesn't reach independents! Warren is far more electable. Is anyone sure it's not too late for her to jump in?

  13. Another con. How much money has she taken from the tax payers for her consumer affair scam while she is sleeping and protecting bankers.

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