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Warren on Biden: No Friend to Women

12:23 PM, Oct 11, 2012 • By MICHAEL WARREN
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Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren had some harsh words for her fellow Democrats in her 2004 book, The Two-Income Trap, including Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, both U.S. senators at the time. In his New Yorker profile of Warren, Jeffrey Toobin highlights this interesting nugget from the book (via Boston Daily with emphasis added):

In “Two Income Trap,” a book she co-wrote with her daughter Amelia Warren Tyagi, Warren describes briefing Hillary Clinton, when she was first lady, about the bankruptcy bill backed by the financial industry. “It’s our job to stop that awful bill,” Warren quotes Clinton as saying. But several years later, when the bill came up for passage, Senator Clinton voted for it. “The bill was essentially the same but Hillary Rodham Clinton was not,” Warren wrote. As senator, “she could not afford such a principaled position…” When the bill finally passed, in 2005, then-Senator Joseph Biden was one of its biggest backers. “Senators like Joe Biden should not be allowed to sell out women in the morning and be heralded as their friend in the evening,” Warren said.

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