Democratic Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren embarked on a three-state tour of Senate campaigns over the weekend, stopping first in Northfield, Minnesota to support Sen. Al Franken’s reelection campaign, The Washington Post reports.
“The game is rigged, and the Republicans rigged it,” she told a crowd at Carleton College, where former Senator and populist firebrand Paul Wellstone once worked as a professor.
“We can whine, we can whimper or we can fight back, and we’re here to fight back,” she continued.
“We know what we’re fighting for and what we’re up against. We’ve got our voices, or votes and our willingness to fight. This is about democracy, about your future, and about the kind of country we want to build.”
Warren emphasized the need to rebuild the education infrastructure and reform the student loan system, in particular legislation — co-sponsored by Franken — that would allow individuals to refinance their students loans. As the Post noted, that statement met with huge applause in a room where the students are paying upwards of $60,000 for room, board, and tuition.
On her Facebook page, Warren thanked the students for coming out to support Franken.
Watch a report on her appearance via WCCO below.