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Thursday, June 21, 2018

An open question since the emergence of the Occupy Wall Street protests in September has been whether — and to what extent — Democratic politicans will embrace them. Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren, the consumer advocate and leading progressive critic of banks and their role in the financial crisis, isn’t shying away from the movement despite Karl Rove-backed Super PAC American Crossroads ripping her association with “radicals” who embrace “violence”:

In an interview with WCVB-TV in Boston, Elizabeth Warren was asked to respond to the Rove-founded Crossroads GPS ad linking her to Occupy Wall Street. Though she disavowed violence, she directly aligned her candidacy and her own history of fighting Wall Street with the spirit and general critique driving the protests: