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 WarrenThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Warren, Buttigieg duke it out in sprint to 2020 The Memo: Pelosi-Trump trade deal provokes debate on left MORE (D-Mass.) took a shot at fellow 2020 presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenThe Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by AdvaMed - House panel expected to approve impeachment articles Thursday Democrats seek leverage for trial Democrats spend big to put Senate in play 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.