During a blistering commencement address at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren unloaded on president Donald Trump over the firing of FBI Director James Comey
Warren, who was a massive thorn in Trump’s side during his presidential campaign, basically wiped the floor with Trump, encouraging the UMass graduates to get involved in political causes and join the resistance.
Warren slammed Trump’s firing of Comey when she said:
“I’m trying to keep this apolitical but I can’t help myself … the principle that no one, no one in this country is above the law and we need a Justice Department, not an obstruction of justice department.”
And she didn’t stop there. Warren made sure to highlight all of Trump’s helpers equally, even mocking Kellyanne Conway for her “alternative facts.” Warren joked:
“Go online and read the facts, not the alternative facts the real facts. I have to say I had never thought we would need a modifier for facts.”
Warren made sure to call out the spineless Republicans that have helped Trump succeed as well. Zeroing in on Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), Warren observed that nudging graduates to get involved in policy wouldn’t make her “Ms. Popularity.” Then she quipped:
“I think as long as Mitch McConnell is running the Senate that’s out of reach for me.”
This was a speech where Warren let loose on the GOP and Trump administration, and we couldn’t be more proud. Warren has been a powerful voice in fighting Trump’s disgraceful agenda, and we need her to inspire America’s youth more than ever.
Watch her entire speech below:
If there’s one Democrat that Donald Trump is truly scared of, it’s Elizabeth Warren.