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Elizabeth Warren Hires Lobbyist One Day After Unveiling Plan To Curb Lobbyist Influence In DC

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren hired a Planned Parenthood lobbyist to a key role in her presidential campaign Tuesday, just one day after Warren announced a plan that would “end lobbying as we know it.”

Warren unveiled an anti-corruption plan Monday that would introduce a “cooling off” period for lobbyists before they can serve in government roles and would prohibit current lobbyists from donating to political campaigns, a practice Warren called “legalized bribery.”

“The fundamental promise of our democracy is that every voice matters,” Warren’s plan states. “But when lobbyists and big corporations can buy influence from politicians, that promise is broken. The first thing to do to fix it is to end lobbying as we know it.”

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The next day, Kimberly Diaz Scott, who registered as a lobbyist for the Florida Alliance of Planned Parenthood Affiliates as recently as January 2019, announced that she was leaving the organization to head up Warren’s campaign in Florida.

“I won’t be far from the movement, as I’m humbled and proud to announce my transition as the Florida State Director for Warren for President, assuring that we will continue to fight like hell to elect a brilliant leader who will work to protect the health, safety and future of ALL people, Diaz wrote, the Miami Herald reported. “2020 is not for the rich or selfish, 2020 is for us.”

Diaz first registered as a lobbyist for Planned Parenthood in 2015, according to Florida’s Lobbyist Registration Office.

Warren’s anti-corruption plan would enact a “cooling off” period for lobbyists, such as Diaz, from entering government jobs to ensure they’re hired for their expertise, not their connections.

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“Under my proposal, current lobbyists won’t be able to take government jobs for 2 years after lobbying, with limited exceptions for when the hiring is in the national interest,” Warren’s plan states. “Corporate lobbyists will have to wait at least 6 years — no exceptions, and no waivers.”

The restrictions proposed by Warren would apply to “all lobbyists,” meaning that they would presumably apply to Diaz, who was a registered lobbyist in Florida as recently as January 2019.

The Warren campaign did not immediately return an inquiry from the Daily Caller News Foundation asking if her proposed lobbying restrictions would apply to Diaz.

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5 comments

  1. And when Trump suggested a similar plan those same lieberals got their underwear in a knot.
    Gotta hand it to Warren though, a shining example of do as I say, not as I do.

  2. Especially after her bout with IDENTITY issues. Most all politicians lie but to LIE then deny when caught red handed???

    LIEberals are an agglomerate of insipid buffoons engrossed in a competition to determine who is the most outrageously irrational and furthest from reality

    Most of us who m aren’t insane wonder if LIEberals experience any awareness of when zombies go out looking for brains and they walk right by them? Reading what they post, I can certainly understand why they don’t!!

  3. Warren is a liar and a fraud- the perfect democrat!

  4. “Under my proposal, current lobbyists won’t be able to take government jobs for 2 years after lobbying, with limited exceptions for when the hiring is in the national interest,” Warren’s plan states. “Corporate lobbyists will have to wait at least 6 years — no exceptions, and no waivers.”
    And just who decides what is in the national interest? Oh yeah, THE OFFICIALS IN CHARGE!
    Gotta hand it to Warren, she has mastered the art of talking out of both sides of her mouth.

  5. No honest, thoughful, educated person could consider Sen. Warren for higher office. Frankly, it is a bad reflection on the voters of Massachusetts that they 1, couldn’t find a more honest and thoughtful person from the Democrat party to run for the Senate from their State and, failing in that quest…2. elect whoever was running against her in the general election.
    She is a proven liar who’s publicized programs are literally impossible to implement without stopping all commerce, most manufacturing, and starving the citizens of the United States.

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