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Warren Sworn Into Senate

In an interview with Fox 25 news after her Thursday morning swearing-in ceremony, Warren told reporters she'd "work her tail off" in Washington.

 

Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren, who was sworn in to office on Thursday, told reporters she plans to "work her tail off" and will work with "anyone who will fight for America's families" in Washington D.C.

"I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as your Senator, and I'll never stop fighting for you," she said via Twitter on Thursday morning after she sworn in by Vice President Joe Biden in Washington D.C.

Warren told reporters she was "delighted" by her committee assignments. 

"I'm going to be on the Banking Committee which is something I really wanted to do," Warren told Fox25, "And I'm going to be on the HELP Committee which means we deal with health, education, labor, pensions…really the economics of working families."

Warren said she was "really disappointed" by the fiscal cliff negotiations. 

"Our spending should reflect our values," she said in the interview with Fox25. "The idea that there should be cuts in benefits for seniors and social security in order to fund more tax breaks for billionares and Fortune 500 companies, that's a value judgment, that's not just an economic judgment."

William Dawes January 08, 2013 at 12:42 PM
Warren will be our first Native American Senator from Massachusetts. This is an historic first. When she looks back on the history of her people, and how the government of the United States treated them and violated every treaty they signed, she may come out as a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. As a Native American, her family must have stories and lore about how her ancestors fought the government with all the weapons available to them to prevent the genocide of their people. With such a history in her family, she must understand that firearms are an important part of keeping government tyranny in check, and that the interests of the government are sometimes directly at odds with the interests and lives of the people. For her to vote for infringements of the Second Amendment would be to dishonor the history of her own people, a history of armed rebellion against genocidal policies of the government. Would she rather her people have been disarmed and quietly led to slaughter and imprisonment? A well-armed populace is the best defense against this ever happening again, when you consider the histories of the Jews, the Armenians, the Native Americans, the Chinese, the Cambodians, and the Russians under Stalin. Remember the bumper sticker - "Should you trust the government? Just ask an Indian."

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