Watch Elizabeth Warren Slam Republicans For Doing Citibank’s Dirty Work

“A vote for this bill is a vow for taxpayer bailouts of Wall Street,” she warned.


On Thursday afternoon, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) took to the Senate floor to rail against a Wall Street giveaway that corporate-friendly lawmakers snuck into the massive spending bill that Congress needs to pass this week in order to avert a government shutdown. The measure—which was written by Citigroup—would allow big banks like Citigroup to engage in a broader range of risky trades with taxpayer-backed money. “A vote for this bill is a vow for taxpayer bailouts of Wall Street,” Warren warned in her speech. Here’s the whole thing.
 

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