On Monday's Late Show, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) quickly shot down Stephen Colbert's suggestion that she was wearing purple as a sign of red-blue unity. This is a moment where we have to acknowledge Special Counsel Robert Mueller's report and demand that it be made public, she said. "If we don't see it, then millions of people around this country are going to keep asking, 'What's in it that nobody wants us to see?'"
Colbert asked if Warren was surprised Trump wasn't indicted, given all the public obstruction and collusion smoke. "For me, it was never about running against somebody who was indicted," Warren said. "It's really about running against somebody who is making the government work better and better and better for a thinner and thinner and thinner slice at the top and leaving everybody else behind."
Colbert asked about her wide array of policies, and she enthusiastically promoted her plan for a wealth tax. On the right's claim that Democrats are turning socialist, Warren said she believes in markets, but "markets without rules are theft, and we can't have that."
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Warren told Colbert she doesn't trust Attorney General William Barr's judgment on whether Trump obstructed justice but said that of about 100 questions she got from voters of the weekend, none were about the Mueller report. The Mueller report "is important," she said, "but what people are focused on is what's happening in their lives," and what America will look like after 2020.
"What do you think you could do to appeal to more older voters, other than appearing on a CBS show?" Colbert asked puckishly. Warren returned to the importance of ideas, explaining she isn't taking money from PACs or asking wealthy donors for help because "I think the problem is money has too much influence in Washington," and "right now, in a Democratic primary, we have a chance to walk the walk." Watch below. Peter Weber
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