Democrat presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren appeared to suggest during ABC News’ Democrat primary debate on Friday night that black voters only really matter to Democrats when it comes time to get their votes.
“You know, I’m glad to stand on this stage with my fellow Democrats who talk about how important the black community is, at least at election time,” Warren said. “Year after year after year, election after election after election, Democrats go to people in the black community and say, ‘boy we really care about these issues, racism is terrible, we all want to do something.'”
“And then somehow, the problem just seems to keep getting worse,” Warren continued. “Well, I think it’s time we have real concrete plans that are going to make a difference in people’s lives.”
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“I proposed a two cent wealth tax and let me tell you just one of the things we can do with a two cent wealth tax: we can cancel student loan debt for 43 million Americans and because African Americans have to borrow more money to go to college, borrow more money while they’re in college, and have a harder time paying it back when they get out, that one law is going to help close the black-white wealth gap for people with student loans by about 20 points,” Warren continued. “We aren’t making a difference in America, we’re saying to the rich folks, ‘you keep your money and the rest of us will talk about racism, but not really do anything.'”
“I think the time for that is over, I’m ready to get into this fight and really make a change,” Warren continued.
Daily Wire Editor at Large Josh Hammer wrote an in-depth profile piece on Warren’s policy views in September:
Elizabeth Ann Warren has served since 2013 as a U.S. senator from Massachusetts. A member of the Democratic Party and a former Harvard Law School professor, Warren is a firm progressive who routinely takes far-left, populist-inspired political stances on policies pertaining to the economy and the regulatory state. Warren, who has a checkered and controversial past with respect to her alleged — but scientifically dubious — Cherokee ancestry, was born in Oklahoma City and grew up in Oklahoma. She attended George Washington University before attaining a bachelor’s degree at the University of Houston. She went to law school at Rutgers University.
Warren’s first marriage ended in divorce, and she is now married to Bruce Mann, who is also a Harvard Law School professor. Warren has two children.
Warren’s debatable claim to partial Cherokee ancestry has been the source of much drama and partisan bickering. In late 2018, Warren released the results of a DNA test that showed she might be as little as 1/1024th Cherokee. She was subsequently criticized by the Cherokee Nation.
Warren’s far-left economic and social stances, which were somewhat avant-garde at the time of her election to the U.S. Senate, are now mainstream for the Democratic Party. Prior to her election to the Senate, Warren was instrumental in the development and founding of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), which was created by the 2010 Dodd–Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. Conservatives have routinely assailed the CFPB as being unnecessarily intrusive, unconstitutionally funded, and unconstitutionally structured.
She is now running for the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination and has recently polled in third place, behind only former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
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