Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Elizabeth Warren Just Silenced Trump With This Open Letter

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren issued an open letter to President-elect Trump warning him to keep to his campaign promises to “drain the swamp” and rid Washington of the pernicious machinations of lobbyists and the monied interests they represent. In what will sadly be a shock to nobody, Trump immediately began filling his transition team with lobbyists and oligarch sycophants as he plunged headfirst into the swamp of Washington corruption.
Warren said that she supported Trump’s efforts to clear the corruption and the back-room deals from Washington, but warned that if he did what it appears he’s doing, she would be his worst enemy.
“Based on public reports, your transition team and your potential cabinet include over twenty Wall Street elites, industry insiders, and lobbyists making decisions that could have huge implications for their clients or employers.  They include, among many others, a former Goldman Sachs executive who is rumored to be a Treasury Secretary pick; a paid consultant for Verizon who is making key decisions on your administration’s Federal Communication Commission; a ‘top lobbyist’ whose firm lobbied on behalf of issues related to the Trans-Pacific Partnership who is shaping your Labor Department; and a climate-change-denying, oil industry-paid think tank fellow who is leading your environmental team’s transition.”

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