Warren ‘troubled’ by $400K Obama speech
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.”