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Elizabeth Warren attacker well funded by financial institutions

Why, you ask, must Republican members of Congress behave like this? That's the now infamous exchange between Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) and presidential adviser Elizabeth Warren, in which McHenry harassed her and called her a liar, with no basis. Why would a grown man and supposed statesman behave this way? Because, of course, he's amply rewarded for doing so. Think Progress: According to a ThinkProgress analysis of new campaign finance data released on Friday, McHenry received $63,800 from lobbyists and executives from banks, mortgage companies, payday lenders, pawn shop executives, and other predatory lenders in the last three months alone.
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McHenry Plans to Embarrass Himself Again With CFPB Hearing

US Politics / Liberal : Firedoglake (3 years ago)

The last time Patrick McHenry, the Billy Zabka of the House Republican caucus, held a hearing with a member of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, it didn't turn out too well. He called Elizabeth Warren a liar and generally tr... Read Post

Congressman Who Harassed Elizabeth Warren Showered With Donations From Banks And Predatory Lenders

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (3 years ago)

Rep. Patrick McHenry (R-NC) gained infamy in May when he went on a childish tirade against Professor Elizabeth Warren, who is currently setting up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as a special adviser to President Obama. McH... Read Post

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US Politics / Liberal : Crooks and Liars (3 years ago)

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