Elizabeth Warren Takes on Tea Party Heckler Who Calls Her a "Socialist Whore"

Elizabeth Warren: Wall Street foe, consumer hero, and, it turns out, unflappable force against Tea Party insults!

Just before giving a speech on Wednesday, Warren was heckled by a Tea Party supporter who argued that the Tea Party has been fighting the excesses of corporate banks far longer than Occupy Wall Street. Warren remained calm, telling the man, "I'm very sorry that you've been out of work. I'm also very sorry that the recent jobs bill that would've brought 22,000 jobs to Massachusetts did not pass in the Senate....I've been protesting what's been going on on Wall Street for a very long time."

At that point, the heckler lost his cool, calling Warren a "socialist whore" and trying to storm out of a door that turned out to be locked. Still, Warren was unfazed. Via HuffPo:

The crowd shouted him down as he added that Warren's "boss," presumably referring to the president, was "foreign-born." He then attempted to storm out through a side door. Finding it locked, he retreated out the back of the VFW hall instead....

Warren took the challenge in stride. "So, we are here to do work, and I think we have a reminder that we have a lot of work to do," she said as the heckler struggled with the door.

Watch a video of the incident here:

AlterNet / By Lauren Kelley

Posted at November 4, 2011, 4:20am

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