Senator Mitch McConnell has made a lot of enemies, but on Wednesday he may have finally pissed off the wrong person. After McConnell and his lackeys filibustered her student loan reform bill, Senator Elizabeth Warren is going to make sure McConnell regrets it.
Senator Warren’s bill would have allowed college students to refinance their student loans to a much lower rate and thus reducing some of the growing financial burden an education has become. To make up for the lost income from the reduced interest rates, the bill also proposed an increase on the tax rate of millionaires. Senate Republicans, always making sure to keep the millionaires comfortable, filibustered the bill. While the majority of the Senate was on Warren’s side and agreed that we need to help our struggling students, there wasn’t enough of a majority to break McConnell’s filibuster and the bill floundered.
But Warren is determined to make McConnell pay for his obstruction. Sounding the battle cry and marching for McConnell’s home turf, Warren is throwing her infamous political fervor in with McConnell’s opponent, Alisson Lundergan Grimes.
Well, accountability is exactly the right word. I plan on fighting back on this, and I hope that everybody else does too. One way, I’m going to start fighting back is I’m going to go down to Kentucky and I’m going to campaign for Alison Lundergan Grimes, . She’s tough. She’s feisty. She endorsed the student loan bill, said she wanted to bring down interest rates for Kentuckians, and so my view is, I’m going to get out there and try to make this happen for her.
I hope lots of people give her money at alisonforkentucky.com. I hope people will support her, because it’s really a way to say Alison is a candidate who’s there for all of us. For trying to make sure that everybody gets a fighting chance. It’s one way to deal with this. I gotta tell you, given what Mitch McConnell’s has been doing in the United States Senate. The way it’s just block, block, block, no, no, no. We get Alison Lundergan Grimes, in there and I feel like she could almost single-handedly get rid of some of the gridlock here in Washington.
It’s good to see a Democrat willing to really go after some of these corrupt GOPers. We need more Dems like Warren to fight for the middle class and poor and take up arms against the Republicans that seem to want to destroy it.
Watch Senator Warren’s battle cry below: