Democrat Senator Maria Cantwell isn’t a fan of Wall Street—at least, her latest email appeal would have her supporters believe she isn’t a fan of Wall Street. This week, Cantwell touted, in an email intended to help liberal Wisconsin Senate candidate Russ Feingold, a bill—The 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act—she is co-sponsoring with Senator Elizabeth Warren in the Senate via an email. The email reads,
“Russ Feingold and I have something special in common. We both know when it’s time for America to say “enough” to Wall Street.
“In 1999, when Congress repealed much of Glass-Steagall, Russ Feingold was one of only eight senators who voted to try to stop it.
“Now, Russ and I have teamed up to build an army of grassroots support for a crucial Wall Street reform bill I’m co-sponsoring with Elizabeth Warren in the Senate: The 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act…”
The email goes on to ask recipients to show their support by adding their names to an online petition.
Whatever one may or may not think of Wall Street, Cantwell’s obvious ire is more than a little hypocritical. After all, Cantwell became a multimillionaire due to her stock options from RealNetworks in the 1990’s, after she lost her congressional re-election race in 1994. And, during her 2000 Senate campaign, she sold about 110,000 shares of RealNetworks stock at $44 per share in order to purchase her Senate seat.
Sounds like just another case of liberal hypocrisy.
You can check out the email below.