On Thursday at a rally in Arlington, Virginia, Elizabeth Warren called Donald Trump, Vladimir Putin’s “elf on a shelf.’
During the rally, a supporter asked the Democratic presidential nominee what she would do as president to make sure everyone was held to the same standard under the law including Putin’s “boy in the White House.” The attendee went on to note that President Gerald Ford had pardoned former President Nixon and asked Warren to give her assurance that she would hold criminals accountable for their actions.
“His elf on the shelf,” Warren said in referring to Trump. “So the answer is, yes, no one is above the law, everyone is held accountable.”
Warren went on to claim that it wasn’t a matter of political prosecutions or retribution, but instead a matter of having an independent Department of Justice that enforces the rule of law. She added that was even more important when you had a president who is willing to “look the other way, when it came to improper behavior.”
Warren added that administration officials who break the law “should know they’ll be investigated because Elizabeth Warren as president will not look the other way.”
Warren came in fourth-place in the New Hampshire on Tuesday, but you wouldn’t know that from her turnout in Virginia. The line into the front door of Wakefield High School stretched the length of two football fields. Supporters held signs and were full of energy.
“I think she’s the only one who’s come up with a plan for after Trump, how to clean up the White House, and how to hold the administration accountable,” Emily Best, a Warren supporter who drove from Pennsylvania to attend the event. “She’s looking at it in a big-picture way that I don’t see any of the other candidates examining.”