Response To Liberal Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren’s Campaign Stops With Congressman Braley
DES MOINES – Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren has proudly said that she shares the same values as Congressman Bruce Braley. But Senator Warren strongly opposes help for farmers in Iowa, raising questions about Congressman Braley’s priorities.
Warren’s presence with Braley also undermines his claims to be a “bridge builder”. Warren recently said on MSNBC that one of her top accomplishments in life was “throwing rocks” at people she disagrees with.
“Senator Warren said that she and Congressman Braley share the same liberal values. Warren is a partisan fighter who wants to cut funding for Iowa’s agriculture industry, which begs the question: why is Congressman Braley appearing with her?” asked Republican Party of Iowa spokesman Jahan Wilcox. “If Congressman Braley is standing with Warren and her anti-Ag agenda now, then how can we ever trust him in the Senate?”
Elizabeth Warren Says Congressman Braley Shares Her Liberal Values
Senator Elizabeth Warren Proudly Proclaimed That She Shares The Same Values As Congressman Bruce Braley. “In the email, Warren says she’s ‘going to Iowa because Bruce Braley shares our values.’” (Warren To Campaign For Braley In Iowa, Associated Press, 10/13/14)
Values That Include Opposing Help For Farmers In Iowa
Warren’s “Balanced Approach” Relied On Cutting Farm Subsidies: “We Need To Make Cuts To Agriculture Subsidies.” WARREN: “I believe we need to make cuts, we need to make cuts to agriculture subsidies. We need to make cuts in our defense budget, targeted cuts. We need to end the war in Afghanistan, that’s $2 billion a week.”(Elizabeth Warren, 2012 Massachusetts Senate Debate, Boston, MA, 9/22/12)
Warren Put Agriculture Subsidies First On The Chopping Block To Resolve The Fiscal Cliff. “Asked where she might be willing to accept federal spending cuts, Warren said, ‘Agriculture subsidies. Also, we quit one war. We’re winding out of Iraq. That’s $2 billion a week that we can use to pay down our deficit to spend here at home, so we got two right off the top.’” (Matt Murphy, “Sen.-Elect Warren Walking Up To Fiscal Cliff,” Eagle Tribune, 11/7/12)