May 10, 2017

VIDEO: Warren Regrets Not Shutting Down The Government, Says Dems Didn’t Have The Stomach

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) has a well-earned reputation as a far left extremist. Speaking on Bloomberg as part of her ongoing book tour, Warren burnished that extremist reputation by saying she regrets not shutting down the government in 2014:

Warren added that she was for a government shutdown, but that Democrats didn’t have the “stomach” for it and she didn’t have the votes to make it happen.

In addition to making Warren look like a radical, it also exposes Warren as a massive hypocrite. In 2013, Warren was a harsh critic of the government shutdown, saying on the Senate floor that the shutdown threw “a major wrench into a fragile economic recovery.” Additionally, Warren cited the harm the government shutdown was inflicting on Americans:

“Cancer patients are being turned away from clinical trials at the NIH. Veterans’ benefits are at risk. Basic nutrition services for pregnant women and new moms will be disrupted. Small businesses won’t be able to get federal loan guarantees.”

In 2013, Warren called politicians who were for a government shutdown “the anarchy gang”:

“The anarchy gang is quick to malign government, but when was the last time anyone called for regulators to go easier on companies that put lead in children’s toys or for food inspectors to stop checking whether the meat in our grocery stores is crawling with deadly bacteria or for the FDA to ignore whether morning sickness drugs will cause horrible deformities in little babies?”

Warren even said that shutting down the government meant that you were holding the government hostage. Now that Warren’s changed her tune, it shows that she’s both an extremist and a hypocrite. If Democrats think that combination is worthy of a party leader, Warren’s got a prime position for 2020.