Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) will address a group of about 300 local business leaders at meeting this week in her first major address since winning a seat in the U.S. Senate.
Warren shook things up at her first Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee hearing, where she questioned top regulators from the FDIC, SEC, OCC, CFPB, CFTC, Fed and Treasury. Her aggressive questioning prompted anger from Wall Street, with one "top executive" telling Politico Warren was "just plain wrong."
"Perhaps someone ought to remind the Senator that the campaign is over and she should act accordingly if she wants to be taken seriously," the executive was quoted as saying in Politico's "Morning Money."
The video of Warren grilling the bank regulators took off on the web, becoming the senator's most viral video hit to date. HuffPost's Ryan Grim reported earlier:
Three separate clips of the back-and-forth on YouTube combine for over 900,000 views, and a clip by HuffPost, which was the first to report on the exchange, has generated well over 200,000 views. It was Warren's first foray on the Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee.
The question that flummoxed the bank regulators: When was the last time you took a Wall Street bank to trial?