Newly elected Sen. Elizabeth Warren gears up for Washington

Posted at: 11/07/2012 4:29 PM
Updated at: 11/07/2012 5:01 PM
By: WNYT Staff

Newly elected Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren says she's ready to go to Washington and work for the American people.

Warren, who defeated Republican Senator Scott Brown, appeared on the Today Show this morning.

She says she believes there is a lot of room for compromise on several key issues, including the deficit.

"I look at that deficit...16 trillion dollars...we got to find a way to bring that deficit down. And that means that we both got to cut our spending and we got to raise some more revenue. And I think there's lots of room for compromise in there,"  she said.

Warren will fill the seat once held by the late Senator Ted Kennedy.