Statement: Sanders on Elizabeth Warren

WASHINGTON, Sept. 15 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement tonight in response to reports that President Obama this week will name Harvard law professor Elizabeth Warren as a special adviser to help launch the new Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection:

“At a time when the working families of this country are profoundly disgusted by the greed, recklessness and illegal behavior of Wall Street, I applaud President Obama for appointing a tough and brilliant advocate to head the new Financial Consumer Protection Bureau.  The American people are tired of being ripped off by large banks and financial institutions and, in Professor Warren, they finally will have someone in a position of power who can protect their interests.”