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Sen. Elizabeth Warren: Politicians Need to Take Responsibility for What They Say

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By    |   Friday, 16 Jun 2017 10:59 AM

Politicians should try to work together, but at the same time take responsibility for the things they say, Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Friday in the wake of Wednesday's shooting in Alexandria, Virginia.

"Do understand there's a lot where we try to continue to work together," the Massachusetts Democrat told said in a "CBS This Morning" interview.

"It doesn't catch the headlines in the same way."

Warren pointed that this week, she introduced three bills, including one co-sponsored with GOP Iowa Sen. Joni Ernst that which aims to increase pay for military service members.

Another of the bills was introduced with Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, and would give domestic victims of terrorism access to military hospitals.

Warren, meanwhile, slammed Senate Republican leaders for allowing 13 male GOP colleagues to meet behind closed doors, without either Democrats or women, to pull together the Senate's version of healthcare reform and Obamacare repeal.

"This is a bill that's going to touch every American family," Warren said.

Earlier this week, Trump called the version the House version of the American Health Care Act "mean," and Warren noted Friday that the bill he was talking about was the one "that he threw the party for after it passed."

"We need to be able to see this bill, not to be able to decide a month later that it's mean after it becomes law," said Warren of the Senate plan. "Yet the Republicans won't let the Democrats in."

The bill will touch millions of families, she continued, while talking about why there should be Democrats involved in working on it.

"Everybody who's got an elderly relative in a nursing home, everybody who has a child with special needs, these cuts to Medicaid will touch millions of families," said Warren. "It's going to touch everybody."

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