We all know that Elizabeth Warren’s No. 1 priority right now is running for president, and one of her talking points is getting icky money out of politics — she doesn’t think anyone who has served in office should turn around and take a job as a lobbying gig.
And so when she was stuck Tuesday doing her job as a senator and questioning Defense Secretary Mark Esper, she decided to make his take her campaign promise — which he wouldn’t. Instead, he put her in her place, leading her to have quite the temper tantrum when her time was called.
Elizabeth Warren tries to shame SecDef nominee and war veteran Mark Esper. It does NOT go well.
"I went to war for this country, served overseas for this country; I've stepped down from jobs that paid me well more than anyone else" to serve, "So no."pic.twitter.com/sjBA8OvNrm
— Jason Howerton (@jason_howerton) July 16, 2019
The best part is definitely her tantrum at the end because he wouldn't just allow her smears to go unanswered. https://t.co/g5BWNvI51l
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) July 17, 2019
It is definitely the best part. Does she have the temperament to serve as U.S. president? Doesn’t look like it.
Oh, that is pure gold. Her getting so pissed off at the end is just priceless.
— GregoryScott (@GregoryScott111) July 16, 2019
Her faux outrage is outrageous!! ?
— P M (@wahoorad) July 16, 2019
Grandstanders gonna grandstand. The irony of Warren, of all people, knocking others over money is epic.
— Alex Lekas (@TheAlexLekas) July 16, 2019
That is embarrassing for Warren, especially the part where’s she’s told she’s reached her 2 minutes & complains it was not her but Esper who went over. ??♂️ I suppose he was supposed to let her monologue the whole time & not address her false implications? #ShePersisted
— Tom Kattman (@TomKattman) July 16, 2019
Hey, she was honest: "I didn't ask him a question." She just meant to pontificate & he was to sit there & take it.
— Tammy (@avidreader1984) July 16, 2019
At least she admits she wasn't even asking a question and was just trying to demagogue.
— The Partyman (@PartymanRandy) July 16, 2019
It’s their job to provide oversight…. he’s an honest man giving honest answers. He doesn’t lie on the stand like dems are used to.
— Frosty (@literide) July 16, 2019
It’s outrageous because you got put in your place.
— Jeff Schaffner (@jeff_schaffner) July 16, 2019
This is a lady who got paid $330K to “teach” one class at Harvard accusing this guy of being greedy.
— Schumpeter’s Ghost (@SSchumpeter) July 16, 2019
Yikes. Keep her far away from the nuclear gold codes. Sidebar- she took a break from fundraising & selling herself for a promotion to claim he’s self-serving….
— lfoxy✝️??✭ (@lfoxy23) July 16, 2019
I love how these liberals always seem to think they have the high ground. Obama's people went on to high-paying jobs in the private sector yet leftists conveniently ignore that.#hypocrites
— gjnr14 (@gjnr14) July 16, 2019
Imagine listening to that voice every day for four years.
— [shrug emoji] (@jtLOL) July 16, 2019
That was one of our greatest fears when Hillary was running, sincerely.
Senator Warren is almost as obnoxious as Hillary, and that’s saying something ?
— Ana Mathias (@AnaLMathias) July 16, 2019
While she was falsely claiming Native American heritage so SHE could benefit from a $400k+ year professorship, he was selflessly serving our country.
Duty. Honor. Country.
— Leo J M (@HHS1DPU) July 16, 2019
@realDonaldTrump @FoxNews But it’s okay that Senator Warren falsely and blatantly used Native American Heritage for PERSONAL GAIN? Give me a break! Talk about the epitome of hypocrisy…….Its is a disgrace Warren is a sitting US Senator…..??
— USAF Vet (@SteveB71969175) July 16, 2019
Yet she took positions paying her based on untruths about her nationality that paid more than most people see in a decade. She is a laughable and wretched woman.
— Sionann (@shanoodle) July 16, 2019
Her point is lost when she does basically the same thing. Are we to assume multimillion net worth congressmembers are also whiz traders and real estate mavens in their spare time?
— Internet Denizen (@JungianThing187) July 16, 2019
She has received donations from this company?♀️?♀️?♀️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️☺️
— Texas Conservative (@sheppmrtx) July 16, 2019
Nobody hates the private sector more than her.
— Amanda Beres (@ARC91681) July 16, 2019
She’s in a full-blown campaign mode.
— dirtytruckerhat (@dirtytruckerhat) July 16, 2019
@SenWarren needs to go get herself a beer after that smackdown!
— Bransenjennings (@bransenjennings) July 16, 2019
She’s such a grandstander , just not good at it or pretty much anything else!
— Greg (@GregGrpiper) July 16, 2019
WHY WON'T HE SAY WHAT I WANT HIM TO SAY?!? HE'S RUINING MY SOUND BITE!
— Breckenridge Elkins (@bjr1031) July 16, 2019
She heap big mad. Go on warpath.
— Rob Giesecke (@RobGiesecke) July 16, 2019
Not very presidential Liz. @SenWarren
— Dan H (@dalsx1) July 17, 2019
She seems nice. America’s Sweetheart!
— Tipsy Coachman (@TipsyCoachman) July 16, 2019
she will get DESTROYED in the debates with Trump
— Attwood (@bretatwood) July 16, 2019
OUCH! Trey Gowdy fires back after Elizabeth Warren’s ‘lobbyist’ claim (and spills her beer everywhere) https://t.co/r70sVFgCKY
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) January 5, 2019