Speaking to an overflowing town hall in Pittsfield, Massachusetts on Saturday, Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren called on her constituents to “persist” and “fight” the current administration.
“Keep in mind that right behind Trump is another Republican who does not share our values,” stated Warren. “You get to fight because it’s the fight that matters.”
She answered questions on topics ranging from health care and political action to President Trump.
“If this is not the time to stand up and fight back, then I don’t know when it comes,” said Warren, who promised to fight to preserve everyone’s access to medical care.
“We are a country determined to build a future where healthcare is a human right,” she stated.
Calling the GOP health care plan “a tax cut for the rich,” Warren said that it’s time for people to personalize the issue. “If you’re touched by Medicare or Medicaid, put your face on it,” she said. “I am the face of Medicaid. That’s what we need to see.”
Warren also smugly pointed out that Republicans have still not repealed Obamacare, despite promising to do it “from day one.”
Her remarks on resistance were inspiring to Helen Haerhan Moon, a candidate for the Pittsfield City Council Ward 1 seat. “As a young woman getting involved in Massachusetts politics, hearing Elizabeth Warren is inspiring,” Moon told reporters.
Enthusiastic applause met her announcement that she intends to run for re-election in 2018 as she eyes a White House run in 2020.
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