Elizabeth Warren does not take any shit from anyone

Yesterday during a subcommittee hearing, a Congressman accused Elizabeth Warren, special adviser to the President and front-runner to head the new Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, of lying.

Elizabeth Warren (on whom I have a documented lady brain crush) was having none of that.

Check out the look on Warren’s face when Rep. Patrick McHenry accuses her of lying and breaking her agreement on how much time she would spend testifying before this particular subcommittee.

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There are rumours that Warren is being recruited by the Democrats to run for the Massachusetts senate seat currently held by Republican Scott Brown. If those rumours are true, watch out, Mr. Brown. Watch the hell out.

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Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

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  • http://feministing.com/members/tparks/ Tess

    Check out Rep. Jackie Speier’s address to Congress calling for Rep. McHenry to apologize to Warren. Her response can be found on her JackieSpeierCA12 YouTube channel. She is such a bad-ass.

  • http://feministing.com/members/jillian/ jillian

    he’ll probably come out with a response along the lines of his comment was “not meant to be a factual statement.”

  • http://feministing.com/members/carteroni/ Allie

    Great article Chloe! Right now there’s a letter with over 150,00 signatures urging President Obama to give a recess appointment to Elizabeth Warren to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Would this be something Feministing would be willing to post on the “Take Action” section? http://pccc.me/ju4sbR