John M. Becker

Elizabeth Warren Brilliantly Spanks House Republicans

Filed By John M. Becker | October 01, 2013 12:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Politics
Tags: Elizabeth Warren, government shutdown, war on women

elizabeth_warren_shutdown.jpgIn remarks delivered on the floor of the Senate yesterday, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) brilliantly slammed House Republicans for everything from their impending government shutdown and their ongoing war on women to their failure to end the sequester cuts or address crushing student loan debt.

It was a brilliant speech. My favorite quote:

"[Republican] threats may continue, but they are not working, and they will never work. Because this is democracy, and in a democracy, hostage tactics are the last resort for those who can't win their fights through elections, can't win their fights in Congress, can't win their fights for the presidency, and can't win their fights in the courts. For this right-wing minority, hostage-taking is all they have left -- a last gasp of those who cannot cope with the realities of our democracy."


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