Warren Blasts Vulnerable Dems Gives To State Parties
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) called out dozens of her colleagues for voting to begin debate on legislation that makes it easier for banks to buy state and local bonds. Sixteen of those approving colleagues were Democrats, as Warren noted in a Facebook post.
Barney Frank, a former representative and fellow Massachusetts Democrat, is none too happy that Warren is eating some of their own.
Some Democrats are also concerned. Barney Frank, who helped write Dodd Frank when he was representing Massachusetts in Congress, said he was surprised to see Warren call out the Democrats voting for the bill by name and thinks she made a “mistake” doing so.
“These are people who voted against [Supreme Court Justice Neil] Gorsuch, most of them,” Frank said of the Democrats garnering Warren’s ire. “They support abortion rights, LGBT rights, most of them are strong on the climate change issue. To let a fairly small difference over one issue provoke an angry fight is self-defeating for our fight to win back the Congress.”
Frank said he believes naming the Democrats sent the message Warren wanted to “punish” Democrats who backed the changes." (Boston Globe)Read More...