Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday headlined a Boston “Our Revolution” rally together, discussing the future of the Democratic Party and key current policy issues.
Warren spoke first about the need to continue to fight for healthcare even in light of the Republican’s failure to pass their ObamaCare replacement bill.
She also told the story of how she first met Sanders at a dinner party in Washington.
“So some of you know, I was a teacher, researcher and was doing work about what was happening to America’s middle class, this was several years back, and I got an invitation to come to dinner in Washington D.C. and I was told it would be with a lot of policy people so I did exactly what you expected me to do — I showed up with a bunch of charts and started talking about what was happening to hard working families all across this country.”
Warren said that while some were interested in her presentation, “one guy with bright white hair” really “got into it.” That person was Sanders.
“It was like nobody else was in the room,” Warren said. “And that was sort of the start of it with Bernie Sanders.”
Sanders discussed similar issues, calling for a “fundamental restructuring of the Democratic party” and for politicians to take on pharmaceutical companies, better healthcare and a platform that represents the working class.
At the start of his speech, Sanders also offered praise for Warren, saying that “you can tell the quality of a person by the enemies she makes, and to her credit Elizabeth Warren has made some wonderful enemies.”
Sanders said those enemies include Wall Street and the pharmaceutical and fossil fuel industries, and he encouraged voters to keep her in the Senate to fight for a progressive agenda.
Source: The Hill