Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts: Democrats will lose the 2022 midterm election if we stop delivering

“There is so much we can do. And if we do it in the next 200 days, we’ll be in good shape. …Bring it to the people what we’ve done,” Warren told CNN’s Dana Bash on the State of the Union. “I think we’re going to be in real trouble if we don’t stand up and deliver, then I think the Democrats are going to lose.”

She continued, “Democrats win when they … work on behalf of working people. And we cannot simply rest on what we have already done. We have to keep fighting.”

Warren’s comments come as Democrats struggle to develop a coherent message ahead of the 2022 midterm election. The party is trying to maintain its tight control of the US Senate and House of Representatives amid intra-party divisions over issues including immigration and Covid relief. President Joe Biden is also facing low approval ratings as the nation struggles with inflation and the war in Ukraine weighs on the global economy.

Asked if the US is headed for an economic recession if Congress and Biden don’t act, Warren, a member of the Senate Banking Committee, said big changes are needed to help the economy and Americans who are facing the rising prices cannot afford.

“We’re in a choppy economic moment, but I think … it’s way too early to speak of a recession,” she said. “We’re doing better at unbalancing the supply chain, and that’s helping. We also need to take a stand against the giant corporations who have decided that not only will they pass on the costs, but they will absorb a large chunk of the extra profits. And these are things that throw our economy off balance – I guess you could describe it as throwing it off balance.”

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