Elizabeth Warren Is ‘Troubled’ by Barack Obama’s $400K Speaking Fee
“I was troubled by that,” the Massachusetts Senator said on the Sirius XM program Alter Family Politics, of Obama’s decision to reportedly accept a $400,000 speaking fee to appear at a conference sponsored by the Wall Street bank Cantor Fitzgerald in September. The radio show is hosted by Jonathan Alter along with his children Tommy, Molly and Charlotte, who is a reporter for TIME.
“The influence of dollars on this is place is what scares me. I think it ultimately threatens democracy,” Warren said. “We have to think about what the tools are to fight back against it.”