On Thursday, Senator Elizabeth Warren acknowledged that she could envision herself battling President-Elect Donald Trump on some issues, but she has also resolved to cooperate with his office to help the country. Warren was one of the most vocal critics of Trump on the campaign trail, but her recent comments may help lead other progressives to follow in her path.
Warren’s comments come on the heels of other Democrats and liberal lawmakers saying they will work with the president-elect to help the country. President Obama and Senator Bernie Sanders have already offered an olive branch to Trump and Republicans, and Warren is the next in line to do so. She said she is ultimately disappointed by the election results, but she told the AFL-CIO executive council (as reported by the Washington Post) that she plans to work as hard as she can help the American public:
“He spoke to the very real sense of millions of Americans that their government and their economy has abandoned them. And he promised to rebuild our economy for working people. I will push aside our differences, and I will work with him to accomplish that goal. I offer to work as hard as I can and to pull as many people as I can into this effort. If Trump is ready to go on rebuilding economic security for millions of Americans, so am I and so are a lot of other people — Democrats and Republicans.
“[But] If Trump and the Republican Party try to turn loose the big banks and financial institutions so they can once again gamble with our economy and bring it all crashing down, then we will fight them every step of the way,”
Warren stressed that she would not compromise her values or put up with some of Trump’s flagrant policies. The Massachusetts senator said she would be adverse to some of the attacks Trump made on the campaign trail, saying, “In all its forms, we will fight back against attacks on Latinos, African Americans, women, Muslims, immigrants, disabled Americans — on anyone.”
(Via The Washington Post)