Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is looking to set aside her outspoken approach to politics when necessary in order to be effective in the Senate, she told the Boston Globe in an interview published Sunday.
“I want to use every tool in the tool box because I want to help get things done," Warren said. "And sometimes the best way to do that is quietly, let everyone else take credit and, sometimes, it’s to be willing to stand outside and call everyone out over it. I’m open to any part of that.”
Warren said that due to the emphasis on seniority in the Senate, she will have to be tactful. “My job is to be effective on behalf of Massachusetts, and so what I’m trying to parse through is the difference between how much of this is about your own initiative, how much it’s about finding other bills that are really what you’d like to see get done and offering to be helpful, [and] how much it’s looking for the little cracks that are windows of opportunity," she said.
But the new Warren will still speak out on issues she cares about, she told the Globe: "She said she will continue to be an outspoken voice on her priorities, which she described as filibuster reform, lowering college debt, financial regulation, and public infrastructure and clean energy investment, all of which she said will help the middle class. She said she wants to repeal the Defense of Marriage Act, which the Supreme Court also announced on Friday that it would review."