It was recently reported that progressive Democrat Sen. Elizabeth Warren has predicted “big losses” in the 2022 midterm election if her party does not start delivering on promises that it has made.
The former presidential candidate said that if her party intends to win in the midterms it must “convince voters” that it will create “meaningful change,” she said in an op-ed for The New York Times.
“To put it bluntly: If we fail to use the months remaining before the elections to deliver on more of our agenda, Democrats are headed toward big losses in the midterms,” she said on Monday.
“Time is running short. We need to finalize a budget reconciliation deal, making giant corporations pay their share to fund vital investments in combating climate change and lowering costs for families, which can advance with only 50 Senate votes.
Other priorities can be done with the president’s executive authority. It’s no secret that I believe we should abolish the filibuster.
But if Republicans want to use it to block policies that Americans broadly support, we should also force them to take those votes in plain view,” the senator said, with her broader message being that there is a way for Democrats to avoid “disaster” in November.
She went on to even take aim at Democrat House Speaker and California Rep. Nancy Pelosi and her family, namely her husband, owning stock.
“Let’s begin with corruption. For years, Americans have identified corrupt government officials as a top concern. And they’re right: to tackle the urgent challenges we face — climate change, income inequality, systemic injustice — we must root out corruption.
To start cleaning up government, members of Congress and their spouses shouldn’t be allowed to own or trade individual stocks, which the vast majority of voters support banning, according to multiple polls. Whether you’re a Republican senator or the Democratic speaker of the House, it is obvious to the American people that they should not be allowed to trade individual stocks and then vote on laws that affect those companies. I have the strongest plan and the only bipartisan bill in the Senate to get it done,” she said.
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She went on to praise the work of President Joe Biden, but argued that he could get more done, like canceling student loan debt.
“For example, by a margin of more than two-to-one, Americans support providing some student loan debt cancellation — an action the president could take entirely on his own.
Doing so would lift the economic outlook for too many borrowers who still weren’t able to get a college diploma, for the millions of female borrowers who shoulder about two-thirds of all student loan debt, and for Black and Hispanic borrowers, a higher percentage of whom take on debt to attend college compared to white students, and have a harder time paying it off after school. With the stroke of a pen, the president could make massive strides to close gender and racial wealth gaps,” she argued.