War­ren ‘trou­bled’ by $400K Obama speech

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - — Dou­glas Ernst

Sen. El­iz­a­beth War­ren says she is “trou­bled” by for­mer Pres­i­dent Barack Obama’s de­ci­sion to give a Wall Street speech for $400,000 this year.

An in­ter­view be­tween the Mas­sachusetts Demo­crat and Sir­ius XM’s “Al­ter Fam­ily Pol­i­tics” on Thurs­day ad­dressed Mr. Obama’s up­com­ing con­fer­ence talk run by Cantor Fitzger­ald LP.

Ms. War­ren likened the money he will make to “a snake that slithers through Wash­ing­ton” and “ul­ti­mately threat­ens democ­racy.”

“I was trou­bled by that,” the sen­a­tor said while dis­cussing “This Is our Fight,” her new book. “One of the things I talk about in the book is the in­flu­ence of money. … Peo­ple un­der­stand … the money that goes into cam­paign con­tri­bu­tions. And when I say ‘un­der­stand,’ I don’t mean they think it’s OK — but at least peo­ple see it.”

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