The progressive icon attended an exclusive fundraiser at the Martha’s Vineyard home of a former bank executive over the weekend.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) political career is rooted in her harsh criticism of Wall Street and big banks, but it doesn’t appear that Warren’s criticism extends to attending fundraisers hosted by former bank executive.
The Washington Free Beacon reported on Wednesday that Warren attended a fundraiser for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) over the weekend that was hosted by former UBS bank executive Robert Wolf, at his Martha’s Vineyard home.
Warren’s name has become synonyms with anti-Wall Street movement that gripped America following the 2008 recession, and Warren’s tough talk about Wall Street is a major reason many progressives would like to see Warren run for president in 2020.
Robert Wolf has deep ties to the Democratic Party, having served as a co-chair for the 2016 Democratic National Convention. Wold also currently sits on the Barack Obama Foundation’s board of directors.
Wolf tweeted out on Saturday, “Enjoyed & honored to host @SenWarren @SenJackReed @RonWyden in #MarthasVineyard & discuss #healthcare as a right @dscc.”
Warren and Wolf, however, don’t appear to be fans of one another, as the Free Beacon pointed out. Both have been very critical of the other in the past.
In 2015, Wolf said that he thought Warren was too far to the left to win in 2016, and during the 2016 Democratic Convention Wolf criticized Warren for using the term “Wall Street” as a “synonym for economic injustice.”
Warren has previously attacked Wolf’s former employer, UBS, for “helping people around the world hide billions of dollars” in an attempt to “boost profits.”
The Free Beacon notes that Warren didn’t publicly announce that she would be attending the fundraiser, which makes sense given that it is unlikely that Warren’s supporters would find it comforting that Warren spent her weekend breaking bread with an executive from the industry she has lambasted in the press for years.
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