Of the congressman’s remarks, Warren wondered: “Why would he go out of his way to say something so sexist and offensive? Is he hostile to all women? Clueless? Afraid?”

Ultimately, she came to the following conclusion: “This is all about money.”

“Luetkemeyer probably thinks that he’ll make big bucks from his Wall Street friends off of his sexist remarks,” Warren wrote.

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The congressman—who has received close to a million dollars from big banks, hedge funds, and credit card companies and ranks among the top 10 recipients of campaign contributions from payday and other short-term, high-interest lenders—is a “Wall Street yes-man,” she charged, whose insult was “just one more way to earn chits and try to cash in big time with that audience.”

“Let me be clear: No amount of offensive remarks will stop me from standing up to House Republicans who are bought and paid for by the big banks,” Warren said. “And no amount of name-calling will keep me from fighting for Wall Street reform, for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, and for real accountability when the big banks break the law.”

She concluded: “They can call me Darth Vader or Voldemort or the Wicked Witch of Massachusetts for all I care—but I won’t be neutered. I won’t be muzzled. And I won’t stop fighting to level the playing field for working families.” 

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