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Elizabeth Warren Goes After Joe Lieberman in Fundraising Email

"Senator Joe Lieberman just filed paperwork for his newest client: giant foreign telecom company ZTE. They’re close with the Chinese government."

By NTK Staff | 01.17.2019 @12:29pm
Elizabeth Warren Goes After Joe Lieberman in Fundraising Email

Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) presidential exploratory committee is continuing to borrow plays from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s (D-NY) playbook, this time in the form of a fundraising email attacking former Democratic Vice Presidential nominee, Joe Lieberman.

The email, which was sent on Thursday with the subject line, “Profiles in Corruption,” attacks several former members of Congress for selling out and helping “make government work better for the rich and powerful.”

“Senator Joe Lieberman just filed paperwork for his newest client: giant foreign telecom company ZTE. They’re close with the Chinese government, and they’ve violated serious U.S. sanctions on Iran and North Korea. In 2010, the senator even signed a letter calling ZTE a ‘real threat to our national security,'” the email said. “ZTE’s army of lobbyists is fighting tooth and nail to avoid accountability – and Joe Lieberman just joined their ranks.”

“The good news? Elizabeth’s Anti-Corruption Act bans lobbying for former members of Congress – not for one or two years, but for the rest of their lives. It puts a padlock on the revolving door between big business and government – and ends lobbying as we know it,” the email continued.

The email then asks people to “become a citizen co-sponsor of the anti-corruption act,” after which they are taken to a fundraising page seeking donations.

If Warren’s attack against Lieberman seems familiar, it’s because Lieberman was recently attacked by Ocasio-Cortez on Twitter. But this isn’t the first time that Warren has borrowed a play from Ocasio-Cortez’s playbook.

The New York Daily News highlighted how Warren’s New Years’ Eve Instagram live stream, in which she had a beer, came “days after Ocasio-Cortez posted a similar-looking stream.”

Given Warren’s continued imitation of Ocasio-Cortez, Americans might expect Warren to be releasing a dancing video from her college days any time now.

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