NEWTON, Iowa — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said she was the only White House hopeful who has spent any time in the executive branch on government at an Iowa rally, seemingly forgetting about a number of her rivals.
“That’s a really good question. Let me remind you, I think, I’m the only one running for president whose actually been on the executive side,” Warren said Friday evening. “Remember, after the consumer agency was passed into law, Barack Obama, President Obama, asked me to set it up. So I set up a federal agency. We effectively went from two employees the day I walked in the door to about 1000 and spent a year getting it up and operational.”
Warren was charged with leading the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in 2010, though she later left the agency in 2011 after failing to be confirmed by the Senate. Warren’s comments also overlooked a number of other Democrats seeking their party’s nomination — most notably former Vice President Joe Biden, who served under Obama for eight years.