Sen. Elizabeth Warren decided to give her sagging presidential campaign a shot in the arm by revealing her new plan for rich executives during a campaign stop.
The Massachusetts Democrat and 2020 contender continued her finger-pointing at evil corporations and executives during a stop in Kermit, W. Va. on Saturday, threatening “handcuffs and perp walks” for the guilty.
Warren made her $100 billion plan to fight against the opioid epidemic a central part of her talk in the small town of nearly 400 people in Mingo County, where four out of five voters cast their ballot for Trump in 2016.
In enemy territory. 83 percent of Mingo County residents voted for Trump. Democrat presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren speaking in Kermit. #EyewitnessWV pic.twitter.com/doVjSiWQbD
— Bob Aaron (@BobAaronWCHS) May 10, 2019
“Today, 191 people will die from a drug overdose,” she told those gathered at the Kermit Fire & Rescue Headquarters Station. “That’s like a plane crash. And it’ll happen tomorrow. And it’ll happen the day after that and the day after that.”
She continued her theme of condemning the rich and giant corporations in Washington and Wall Street for controlling the nation’s economy as she zeroed in on greed as a major problem facing the nation.
“People didn’t get addicted all on their own, they got a lot of corporate help. They got a lot of help off of corporations that made big money on getting people addicted and keeping them addicted,” she said.
“We need to hold those executives personally liable. I’m talking handcuffs and perp walks,” Warren declared to applause.
About 150 people crowded into Kermit Fire Station to hear Elizabeth Warren. #EyewitnessWV pic.twitter.com/CqLODqqty1
— Bob Aaron (@BobAaronWCHS) May 10, 2019
The progressive senator has introduced a proposed 7 percent tax on corporate profits above $100 million, calling it “the Real Corporate Profits Tax.”
“It will make our biggest and most profitable corporations pay more and ensure that none of them can ever make billions and pay zero taxes again,” Warren wrote in a Medium post published last week.
The former Harvard law professor has touted free college tuition, Medicare-for-all healthcare and a “wealth tax” that would impose a 2 percent tax on those with a net worth exceeding $50 million – as well as an additional one percent on billionaires.
Warren’s battle cry against the executives she aimed at during her Kermit campaign stop raised many eyebrows on social media as the message behind her words was absorbed.
Democrats want to arrest people for…..having money https://t.co/griMZ8UryW
— Will (@Oil_Guns_Merica) May 11, 2019
This is a US Senator ladies and gentlemen. I’ll bet she just can’t understand why she is polling so poorly. Probably thinks it’s because she isn’t totalitarian enough and needs to really ramp up the class warfare. And yet she calls Trump a tyrant. Truly incredible.
— Eric Comer (@ericdanielcomer) May 12, 2019
Nothing like being communist to get people going
— tim ❌(independent American Indian) (@exdemtim) May 13, 2019
It seems Democrats are grasping at anything in the face of a booming economy under President Donald Trump, threatening the wealthy and pushing the socialist narrative.
Trials and evidence of a crime is not necessary.
This is the Democratic Party of 2020 after all.
They’ve given up on justice and simply demand vengeance for any who dissent or fail to obey quickly enough with their commands.
Vote for Democrats in 2020; Vote for Fascism!
— Bert Difig (@BertDifig1) May 13, 2019
.@SenWarren says we need a government that works for the people by proposing a socialist police state. #imwithher #notreally
— #DontNukeMeBro (@trashdnscattrd) May 12, 2019
And many Twitter users found Warren’s lack of self-awareness even more amusing.
@ewarren What about people who lie about their heritage to get jobs?
I’m talking handcuffs and perp walks. https://t.co/LTR9bacUn4
— MP (@Mike92882) May 12, 2019
She knows her audience doesn’t she?
But, do they realize she’s one of those awful rich people too?
— Rebekah Huang ن?? (@HuangRebekah) May 12, 2019
Yeah, that’s cute…Will @ewarren start with herself? #Hypocrite
— Christy Waters (@ThatChristyChic) May 12, 2019
So when will it be her turn? She’s one of the uber wealthy she rails against while pandering to the ignorant and uninformed. Big Chief Full of Crap.
— Natalie (@Natalie28611481) May 12, 2019
Warren’s rant sparked plenty of backlash on social media.
WHAT THE FRUIT IS SHE TALKING ABOUT? Does she want to jail executives for being rich????
— HENRY C (@hecorn2) May 11, 2019
For doing what?
Shutting down the coal industry for political gain? https://t.co/JnT2txJxIy
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) May 12, 2019
Arrested on what charges? Following all the laws made by the Congress Elizabeth Warren’s a part of? Let’s cut out the middleman and just arrest members of Congress. https://t.co/ZKkOf8UNSB
— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) May 12, 2019
I can’t wait until all her friends are “perp walked”. It’s gonna be glorious. ?
— Wendy ?? (@wendyscott73) May 12, 2019
@SenWarren should demand a perp walk from those that falsified FISA documents and spied on an unsuspecting American. She also needs to STOP politicizing and pandering by using people in Kermit where the Dems ruined the economy. GO HOME, Liz.
— VintageHippie (@VIntageHIppie) May 13, 2019
We are VERY MUCH looking forward to seeing politicians held accountable and we also want to see handcuffs and perp walks, starting with everyone involved in the campaign to frame Pres. Trump by claiming he colluded w/Russia. The executives will also be held accountable. Big swamp
— Laura Victorious ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (@LovesFreedom17) May 13, 2019
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