Warren takes shot at Biden: He was 'on the side of credit card companies'

Warren takes shot at Biden: He was 'on the side of credit card companies'
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenButtigieg tweeted support for 'Medicare for All' in 2018 Overnight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union — House Dems change drug pricing bill to address progressive concerns | Top Republican rejects Dem proposal on surprise medical bills | Vaping group launches Fox News ad blitz Hillicon Valley: FCC approves T-Mobile-Sprint merger | Dems wrangle over breaking up Big Tech at debate | Critics pounce as Facebook's Libra stumbles | Zuckerberg to be interviewed by Fox News | Twitter details rules for political figures' tweets MORE (D-Mass.) took a shot at fellow 2020 presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenTrump says lawmakers should censure Schiff Schiff says committees will eventually make impeachment inquiry transcripts public Trump threat lacks teeth to block impeachment witnesses MORE, saying the former vice president sided with the credit card companies over "hardworking families."

“At a time when the biggest financial institutions in this country were trying to put the squeeze on millions of hardworking families,” Warren said Thursday, “Joe Biden was on the side of the credit card companies.” 

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Warren added that her disagreement with him was public record. 

The Hill has reached out to Biden's campaign for comment.

In 2005, Biden voted for the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act. Critics have said the law enabled credit card companies to target people seeking bankruptcy protection. 

Biden on Thursday entered a crowded field of candidates who are competing for the Democratic Party's 2020 presidential nomination. Even before officially entering the race, Biden was considered a front-runner.