Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) ran for president as a champion for working families and the middle class and pushes corporations and politicians alike on progressive issues. Warren joined Washington Post Live to discuss her memoir, “Persist,” as well as her top legislative priorities following President Biden’s joint session speech.

Highlights

Sen. Elizabeth Warren says she believes Donald Trump should remain banned from Facebook because of the risks his rhetoric poses, but she said the platform’s ban of the former president worries her because of the amount of power the social media company and other like it wield. “I see this and think about the amount of power Facebook has…The giants need to be broken up, and this is true, Facebook, Google, all of them. These people have more power than governments.” (Washington Post Live)
Sen. Elizabeth Warren says if President Biden canceled student loan debt, it could help close the Black-White wealth gap by about 25 points. “This is the one thing Joe Biden could do by himself to help close the Black-White wealth gap for those with student loan debt, could close it by about 25 points…This is something the president can do.” (Washington Post Live)
When asked whether she has concerns about inflationary pressures, Sen. Elizabeth Warren said, “No.” “If we do hit an inflationary period, if inflation starts to creep up, we have a lot of tools…we lived through an inflationary period decades and decades ago, back in the 70s, and we developed the tools to deal with inflation.” (Washington Post Live)

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.)

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Elizabeth Warren, the widely admired former presidential candidate and longtime champion of working families and the middle class, is the senior senator from Massachusetts. A former Harvard Law School professor, she is the author of twelve books, including A Fighting Chance and This Fight Is Our Fight, both of which were national bestsellers. The mother of two and grandmother of three, she lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, with her husband, Bruce Mann, and their golden retriever, Bailey.