Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenMisguided recusal rules lock valuable leaders out of the Pentagon Biden's soft touch with Manchin, Sinema frustrates Democrats Hillicon Valley — Presented by LookingGlass — Congress makes technology policy moves MORE (D-Mass.) on Wednesday ripped President TrumpDonald TrumpMcAuliffe takes tougher stance on Democrats in Washington Democrats troll Trump over Virginia governor's race Tom Glavine, Ric Flair, Doug Flutie to join Trump for Herschel Walker event MORE for leading the “most corrupt administration ever.”
Warren went after the Trump administration during an interview with CNN after controversial statements from White House budget chief Mick MulvaneyMick MulvaneyJan. 6 committee issues latest round of subpoenas for rally organizers The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Alibaba - To vote or not? Pelosi faces infrastructure decision Jan. 6 panel subpoenas 11, including Pierson, other rally organizers MORE.
"He's so corrupt that he was willing to just lay it all out there in front of everyone," Warren said. “He said, 'I am a government official who pays attention to those who pay me.' If that's not corruption, I don't know what the definition of corruption is."
Mulvaney, who is also the interim director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, suggested Tuesday that he gave preferential treatment to lobbyists who had donated to his campaign.
“If you were a lobbyist who never gave us money, I didn't talk to you. If you were a lobbyist who gave us money, I might talk to you,” Mulvaney said at a banker conference in Washington.
“If you came from back home and sat in my lobby, I would talk to you without exception, regardless of the financial contributions.”
Mulvaney is a former GOP congressman from South Carolina.
Warren ripped the suggestion as "pay-to-play."
"That's just another way of saying, 'this joint runs great for those who can hire armies of lobbyists and lawyers and have them make big campaign contributions, but not here for real people,’” Warren said Wednesday.
Warren, who serves on the Senate Banking Committee, has confronted Mulvaney before.
Earlier this month, she told him he was “hurting real people to score cheap political points.”