Senator Elizabeth Warren was running her smart mouth yesterday! I mean that in the best way. She is wonderful. Here she is reprimanding regulators who wrist-slap banks with fines instead of criminally prosecuting them:
“If you’re caught with an ounce of cocaine, the chances are good you go to jail. If you’re caught repeatedly, you can go to jail for life,” Warren told regulators during a Senate Banking Committee hearing. “Incidentally, if you launder nearly a billion dollars in drug money, your company pays a fine and you go home and sleep in your own bed at night.”
That's from this Politico story, which you should read because it's full of quotes like that from her and other senators, and it also covers Attorney General Eric Holder's admission on Wednesday that the size of financial institutions makes it "difficult for us to prosecute them" if doing so would "have a negative impact on the national economy, perhaps even the world economy."