Warren presses White House hopefuls to push against 'revolving door' for Wall Street

Associated Press

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren says the field of 2016 presidential hopefuls should curb the influence of Wall Street banks and stop the revolving door between those working in finance and in the government.

The Democratic senator says the next president needs to appoint regulators who will "hold giant banks accountable."

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Warren says liberal activists gathered at the annual Netroots Nation convention that banks like Citigroup have held an outsize influence on the government and many of their former executives are working in government.

She says anyone running for president should say, "We don't run this country for Wall Street and mega-corporations, we run it for the people."

Warren has rebuffed draft efforts encouraging her to run for president and did not talk about the 2016 Democratic field by name.