Newly sworn-in Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) campaigned on the middle class — but don’t ask her to define it.
In an interview with the FOX News affiliate in Boston on Friday, Warren refused to assign a salary range to middle class Americans, saying it’s “not a numbers issue.”
“When we strengthen education, when we make it possible for kids to go to college, then we strengthen America’s middle class, and that doesn’t mean a dollar figure,” Warren said.
“The middle class is, by definition, a group of people in a certain income level,” the reporter said. “But you’re not willing to say that they are.”
“No…no…because I actually disagree with that,” Warren said.
The reporter argued that when writing legislation, the middle class would be defined by income levels, but Warren disagreed. She said instead that there are many characteristics that define the middle class.
“That sounds a little like a dodge, Senator Warren,” the reporter said.
“No, but it’s not a dodge,” Warren responded.