Last week Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) gave a speech on the Senate floor that many conservatives have had a hard time attacking. Because the corruption that’s rampant within many of these big banks, and all throughout Wall Street itself, is even an issue many conservatives have a problem with.
But that didn’t stop Fox News’ Melissa Francis from trying to attack Warren and defend Wall Street.
On Outnumbered, Francis spoke about some things she claims to have head from the people she knows in Wall Street who aren’t too thrilled with what Warren said.
“She really came out smelling like a rose,” Francis said. “I mean, she said this is a big gift to Wall Street.”
“And I can tell you from talking to people in the financial industry, in banking, on Wall Street, they think she is actually the devil,” she continued. “I mean, without question, Elizabeth Warren is the devil. So, they’re going to put any money they have behind Hillary Clinton, which should be a help.”
Then when it was suggested by guest host Bernard McGuirk that “we all hate the banks because of what they did a few years ago,” Francis disagreed.
“No, we don’t!” she said emphatically. “Speak for yourself!”
Of course people in the financial industry and Wall Street think Warren is “the devil” – she’s leading the charge to put an end to b.s. they’ve been getting away with far too long. I’m sure big tobacco thought the same thing about politicians who went after big tobacco decades ago for lying to the American public. Anyone, or group, is always going to think those trying to expose their lies are “the devil” because the last thing they want to do is be exposed or have action taken against them.
Though it’s clear Francis is nothing but a shill for Wall Street.
But excuse me if I’m not overly concerned, nor do I care, about the opinions of individuals who work for one of the most corrupt and unethical sectors in all of our economy. Wall Street is essentially nothing more than an elaborate version of Las Vegas where the powerful, rich and big banks treat the American people, and our economy, like high stakes poker.
Except when they lose, they don’t actually lose – we do.
Watch the segment below via Fox News (Francis’ quotes start after the 2-minute mark):