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Massachusetts Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren is sounding the alarm for her Party as the midterm elections approach.
She spoke to CNN on Sunday and said that her Party is going to lose in the midterms if they do not get more done for the citizens.
“Yeah, I think we’re going to be in real trouble if we don’t get up and deliver, then I believe that Democrats are going to lose. Democrats win when they do what, when they work on behalf of working people, and we can’t just rest on what we’ve already done. We need to be fighting going forward,” she said.
“I am glad to talk about what we’ve done, obviously, and I think the president deserves real credit, but it’s not enough. We’ve got less than 200 days until the election and American families are hurting. Our job, while we are here in the majority, is to deliver on behalf of those families,” she said.
“We can’t just rest on what we’ve already done,” the senator said. “We need to be fighting going forward. There are things that the American people elected us to do and we still need to get out there and do them.”
She did say there was a way for Democrats to win and gave her plan.
“We do that then we’re going to be fine in the election. That’s how democracy works, especially when we’re up against a party that just wants to fight culture wars. That’s not gonna help people in their lives,” the senator said.
“Our job as Democrats is to help hard working Americans, and we can do that. We can make government work not just for the billionaires, not just for the giant corporations. We can actually make it work for everyone but we need to get up and do it,” she said.
She said that she believes inflation is the biggest obstacle to having Democrats keep control of Congress.
“Families are paying more at the pump, they’re paying more when they go to the grocery store, they’re paying more when they try to buy a hamburger,” the senator said. “So it’s the responsibility of Congress, of the president, to get out there and make the changes we need to make to bring down those prices for families.
“We can do that. We have the tools, but we’ve got to get up off our rear ends and make it happen. Take it to the people what we’ve [already] done, but we need to get the work done,” she said.
The host then asked her about the recent leaked audio of House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy in which he appeared to go against former President Donald trump and Warren tore into him.
“Kevin McCarthy is a liar and a traitor,” the senator said.
“This is outrageous. And that is really the illness that pervades the Republican leadership right now, that they say one thing to the American public and something else in private.
“What happened was an attempt to overthrow our government and the Republicans instead want to continue to try to figure out how to make the 2020 election [result] different. Shame on Kevin McCarthy,” she said.
Last week she said the same in an op-ed for The New York Times.
“To put it bluntly: If we fail to use the months remaining before the elections to deliver on more of our agenda, Democrats are headed toward big losses in the midterms,” she said on Monday.
“Time is running short. We need to finalize a budget reconciliation deal, making giant corporations pay their share to fund vital investments in combating climate change and lowering costs for families, which can advance with only 50 Senate votes. Other priorities can be done with the president’s executive authority. It’s no secret that I believe we should abolish the filibuster. But if Republicans want to use it to block policies that Americans broadly support, we should also force them to take those votes in plain view,” the senator said, with her broader message being that there is a way for Democrats to avoid “disaster” in November.
She went on to even take aim at Democrat House Speaker and California Rep. Nancy Pelosi and her family, namely her husband, owning stock.
“Let’s begin with corruption. For years, Americans have identified corrupt government officials as a top concern. And they’re right: to tackle the urgent challenges we face — climate change, income inequality, systemic injustice — we must root out corruption. To start cleaning up government, members of Congress and their spouses shouldn’t be allowed to own or trade individual stocks, which the vast majority of voters support banning, according to multiple polls. Whether you’re a Republican senator or the Democratic speaker of the House, it is obvious to the American people that they should not be allowed to trade individual stocks and then vote on laws that affect those companies. I have the strongest plan and the only bipartisan bill in the Senate to get it done,” she said.