Sen. Warren turns on Pelosi over stock trading, wants to ban practice

Democrats already had a virtually unwinnable battle in the upcoming November midterms, but it’s apparently gotten so bad that they’re now beginning to eat their own.

According to Newsweek, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) fired off a round of unusually sharp criticism at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA). In a New York Times essay, Warren said that rooting out corruption in the party is priority number one, especially for members of Congress involved in stock trading. 

Though she didn’t mention the speaker by name, she used the term “Democratic House Speaker” when she insisted that members of Congress be prohibited from owning or trading individual stocks, including their spouses.

The criticism comes as Pelosi has taken flak in recent months for her husband’s incredibly well-played stock trades that have continued to add to the couples’ overall wealth.

Dropping the hammer

Warren held nothing back in her assertion that stock trading by members of Congress should come to an end, while touting a “bipartisan” bill to make it happen.

“Whether you’re a Republican senator or the Democratic speaker of the House, it is obvious to the American people that they should not be allowed to trade individual stocks and then vote on laws that affect those companies,” Warren wrote.

She added: “I have the strongest plan and the only bipartisan bill in the Senate to get it done.”

The Massachusetts senator didn’t only bash Pelosi and the Democrats in her essay, as she took plenty of shots at her colleagues across the political aisle.

She wrote that the GOP is “betting that a stalled Biden agenda won’t give Democrats enough to run on in the midterm elections.”

Delivering more

Warren added that in order to avoid a total bloodbath in the midterms, which is already likely set in stone, Democrats need to deliver more on promises made to struggling American families, especially as inflation continues to cripple them.

“Democrats win elections when we show we understand the painful economic realities facing American families and convince voters we will deliver meaningful change,” she wrote.

“To put it bluntly: if we fail to use the months remaining before the elections to deliver on more of our agenda, Democrats are headed toward big losses in the midterms.”

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