From Heat Street: When Elizabeth Warren agreed to serve as one of Hillary Clinton’s primary surrogates, it left some progressives scratching their heads. After all, what could Elizabeth Warren, whose policies more closely align with Bernie Sanders’s than the designated nominee’s, get out of a Hillary Clinton alliance?
It turns out that Elizabeth Warren’s deal with the Clinton campaign gives her more control than progressives could have reasonably expected. According to the Wall Street Journal, Warren has been working overtime behind the scenes, using her alliances with left-leaning special interest groups and non-profits to scout out potential progressive new hires for a Clinton administration. In a recent speech to the Center for American Progress, she touted her plan to make sure no Wall Street cronies or moderate Democrats get key assignments.
“When we talk about personnel, we don’t mean advisers who just pay lip service to Hillary’s bold agenda, coupled with a sigh, a knowing glance, and the twiddling of thumbs until it’s time for the next swing through the revolving door, serving government and then going back to the very same industries they regulate,” she said.