Hillary Clinton is challenging her detractors, claiming that she is not an “establishment” candidate and that her alleged Wall Street ties are not an issue. “Name one time I changed [my vote] due to Wall Street money,” she thundered.
Unfortunately for Clinton, the tactic backfired spectacularly, as a video surfaced of one of the most well-respected progressives in Washington detailing her doing exactly this over ten years ago.
In 2004, Elizabeth Warren sat with Bill Moyers to discuss a bankruptcy bill that was first championed, and then suddenly opposed by Clinton after a meeting with lobbyists.
In essence, the credit companies wanted to make it harder for American citizens to declare bankruptcy, that way they could continue to collect from the financially destitute, leaving them without options.
From U.S. Uncut:
Elizabeth Warren explains how as First Lady, Clinton sat with Warren and afterwards labored to have her husband, President Bill Clinton, veto the bill. President Clinton did so, and Hillary Clinton claimed credit for this action in her autobiography.
Then, a few years later when Hillary Clinton had just become a senator, the bankruptcy bill returned, causing Warren to opine that the bill was “like a vampire — it will not die.” This time, however, Hillary Clinton voted in favor of what was essentially the exact same bill she had lobbied against.
“She has taken money from [the credit companies], and more to the point, she worries about them as a constituency.”
Warren’s staunch progressive history aligns with Sanders’ ideals and many are hopeful that she might join him as a vice presidential candidate if he wins the nomination. Senator Warren has yet to officially endorse either Clinton or Sanders.