“Senator Warren” – that still feels GREAT to say!
She had this to say about Barney Frank:
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren called retiring Bay State Congressman Barney Frank an “extraordinary” choice to temporarily fill John Kerry’s seat yesterday, adding to what mounted to an impassioned stump speech for the Newton Democrat.
Warren, speaking at a mock swearing-in ceremony to celebrate her admission as Massachusetts’ first female U.S. senator, lauded Frank for his fiscal prowess, calling him “my tutor, my guide” and a “champion” of consumer protection.
“There is no one in or out of Washington who has worked harder on financial issues than Barney,” Warren said at Roxbury Community College yesterday as Patrick sat nearby on stage. “During the great financial crisis of our lifetime, Barney provided unparalleled insight and extraordinary leadership, resulting in landmark legislation.”
Speaking afterward to reporters, Warren heaped more praise upon Frank.
“Congressman Frank understands the workings of financial markets in ways that are unmatched,” she said. “If he is appointed to be a senator, I have no doubt he will be extraordinary.”