Trump supporters who have the temerity to trade with Democrats and Republicans should be banned from doing so, says a senior adviser to Sen. Elizabeth Warren Elizabeth Ann WarrenCarbon tax could give liberals vast power to grow federal government Democrats push back on using federal funds to bail out banks MORE (D-Mass.), who said the movement’s alt-left and white nationalists are more likely to take advantage of a lack of regulatory controls.
Warren, who has said she will not run for president in 2020, made the comments Monday during an appearance on the Fox News Channel.
She said the alt-light has “brought a lot of white nationalists and people that support the alt right, white supremacists, the alt left and alt right together.
And so we have to say, ‘No, no, no.’
You cannot have an economy where they are going to be trading in their businesses with our taxpayers, because it’s not fair.'”
While Warren is not a member of Trump’s administration, she said her office has worked closely with federal regulators and will continue to do so.
Warren’s comments come after the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) warned of potential abuses by hedge fund billionaire Paul Singer Paul Davis SingerGoldman Sachs CEO responds to criticism of Trump trade deal, saying he ‘respects’ Trump’s business recordTrump’s Wall Street bankers on Capitol Hill: ‘No more’ for the Trump administrationGoldman to sell stake in Russia-linked bank after sanctions backlash, says CEOIt’s a familiar refrain for Warren, who is up for reelection in 2020.
But Warren’s comments mark the first time the Senate Minority Leader has voiced concerns about the movement, which she called a “dangerous and dangerous ideology” in the aftermath of the election.
In December, the Senate Commerce Committee voted 13-6 to hold a hearing into the alt alt-lite, which has attracted many white nationalists.
Sen. Jon Tester Jonathan (Jon) TesterTester: GOP leaders must work to address concerns of alt-Left Sen. Sanders: ‘The alt-Right is a dangerous and dangerous movement’ Senate Democrats hold ‘no more’ hearing on alt-rightsTrump lashes out at Warren for saying Trump-supported alt-righters have ‘blood on their hands’Sen. Cory Booker Cory Anthony BookerTrump: ‘I can’t do what I’m doing right now’ on the opioid crisisBiden to take executive action on opioid crisis on CapitolHill MORE (N.J.), who also supports Warren, joined the call.
Tester is the top Democrat on the Commerce Committee, which he chairs.
He said he will introduce legislation aimed at prohibiting “trading in the public interest,” which he described as “the threat to our democracy.”
“It’s an insidious ideology, one that’s been gaining ground and spreading through social media,” Tester said.
“It’s becoming more visible.
And if we’re not careful, it could have an impact on the election.”
The FTC is the only regulatory agency in the country that has the authority to enforce anti-fraud rules that are designed to protect consumers from unfair practices.
The agency has been accused of targeting alt-Lite members of the alt Right.
Last year, the agency fined the hedge fund titan Paul Singer $25 million for allegedly violating its anti-money laundering rules.
Warren, in a statement on Monday, said the agency has also levied a fine against a prominent Trump supporter, former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski, and accused him of violating a “false statement.”
In April, the FTC sued Paul Singer for allegedly illegally taking more than $4 million in funds from a New York City-based charity he had set up to help victims of the opioid epidemic.
The group’s president, Daniel Rieckhoff, has been suspended from his job.
A spokeswoman for Singer did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
Singer, who was born in Brooklyn and raised in Manhattan, has donated more than half a million dollars to Democrats, including President Obama, Warren and Sens.
Bernie Sanders Bernard (Bernie) SandersHHS chief dismisses ‘Medicare for all’ as ‘too good to be true’ Time to pass tax reform 2.0 Peter King: Trump should use executive power to avoid potential conflicts of interest in Russia probe MORE (I-Vt.) and Elizabeth Warren (D) since his election.
Sometime last year, Singer told The Hill that he has not given to any other candidate for office since the election, although he did concede in an interview with The Hill in December that he “liked the President-elect.”