Warren makes it clear, always

Warren makes it clear, always

by digby

Warren has no problem just doing ... the right thing. It's refreshing.
On the Senate floor, Sen. Warren calls for impeachment proceedings against President Trump:

"We took an oath to protect and serve the Constitution of the United States of America, and the way we do that is we begin impeachment proceedings now against this president." pic.twitter.com/3IjR0NSrdK
— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) May 7, 2019

Elizabeth Warren: "There is no political inconvenience exception to the United States constitution. If any other human being in this country had done what's documented in the Mueller report, they'd be arrested and put in jail."
Via CSPAN pic.twitter.com/FvDbSH9WnT
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 7, 2019

Elizabeth Warren: "The information that has been given to us in the Mueller report clearly constitutes adequate information to begin an impeachment proceeding in the House of Representatives."
Via CSPANpic.twitter.com/Lu7llkM0IN
— Kyle Griffin (@kylegriffin1) May 7, 2019

Warren, who is competing for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, read part of the report as she rebutted Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s (R-Ky.) declaration of “case closed” on the Russia investigation.

“Since the Majority Leader has pronounced his judgement here on the Senate floor, I’d like to spend some time reminding him of exactly what the report said,” Warren said from the Senate floor.

Warren proceeded to read passages from Mueller’s report detailing Russia’s election meddling, saying she was “shaken by the evidence.” The senator was the first Democratic presidential candidate to call for President Trump's impeachment in the wake of the report's release last month.

She homed in on several passages where Mueller detailed Trump's calls for White House staff to get rid of the special counsel, including his demand that former White House counsel Don McGahn remove Mueller, his talks with former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) about firing Mueller and the “episodes” Mueller outlined about potential obstruction.

“On the first call, McGahn recalled that the president said something like, ‘You got to do this. You’ve got to call Rod,’” Warren said, referring to outgoing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who long oversaw the special counsel probe.

“The special counsel’s report states ‘substantial evidence’ indicates that in repeatedly urging McGahn to dispute that he was ordered to have the special counsel terminated, the president acted for the purpose of influencing," she added.

If you have a few minutes, check out these clips of Elizabeth Warren from 2004 on the economy. She was right then and she's right now:

In this second clip, the interviewer displays the widespread attitude that led to the '08 crash."The houses around me are rising in price. It makes sense that I should be able to harness some of that rising real estate value"

Warren proceeds to give him a quick economics lesson. pic.twitter.com/jpTfUfMqPj
— Tuxedo Mask (@TheLoveBel0w) May 7, 2019

"We're starting to watch the numbers grow of people who are 65 and don't have their homes paid off. People who are 55 and still owe 20, 25 years on their mortgages. We've, literally, as a country, mortgaged our future" - Warren in '04 on what the '08 crash would do to retirements pic.twitter.com/wRwPjRlO6p
— Tuxedo Mask (@TheLoveBel0w) May 7, 2019

Speeches like these give me the impression that Senator Warren understands the intersection of race and economic inequality more than most candidates.

I'm glad she's not shying away from the topic, and I look forward to seeing how she turns this into policy. pic.twitter.com/D6kTDCxXCo
— Tuxedo Mask (@TheLoveBel0w) March 3, 2019