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Sen. Elizabeth Warren
Sen. Elizabeth Warren isn't approaching her new job with the customary comity and caution you see from a lot of brand-new senators. She's not pulling any punches, even when it comes to her new colleagues from across the aisle. Or the NRA. Here she is, speaking to the Consumer Federation of America.
Warren hammered Republicans over their vow to block Richard Cordray, Obama’s nominee to lead the CFPB, from being confirmed. [...] Warren, as well as the consumer advocates she was addressing, argues the Republicans are attempting to weaken the watchdog.

“Blocking Rich Cordray is about keeping the game rigged, keeping the game rigged so that consumers remain in the dark—and a few bad actors can rake in big profits,” Warren said. [...]

Warren hammered the NRA, naming the group among the “armies of lobbyists [that] are fighting to rig the system so that the public remains in the dark.” [...]

“If as many people were dying of a mysterious disease as innocent bystanders are dying from firearms, a cure would be our top priority,” Warren said. “But we don’t even have good data on gun violence. Why? Because the NRA and the gun industry lobby made it their goal to prevent any serious effort to document the violence.”

She's onto something there, huh? Tell her colleagues to join with Warren in demanding they support President Obama's proposals for improved gun safety.
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Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Thu Mar 14, 2013 at 01:52 PM PDT.

Also republished by Shut Down the NRA, Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA), Political Language and Messaging, and Daily Kos.

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