- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 4, 2014

Elizabeth Warren insists she’s not running for president in 2016, but she nonetheless took pains to distance herself from her main would-be competitor, Hillary Clinton, grouping the former secretary of state as one of many in Washington with too close of ties to Wall Street.

While discussing former Rep. Eric Cantor’s move from Capitol Hill to a private sector position at a leading investment bank, Ms. Warren was asked by news host Katie Couric of her perception of Mrs. Clinton — if the former first lady was “too cozy” with Wall Street, Mediaite reported.

Ms. Warren waxed diplomatic, but said: “You know, I worry a lot about the relationship between all of them — regulators, government and Wall Street,” Mediaite reported.

Ms. Couric then followed up: “But what about Hillary Clinton in particular?”

Ms. Warren’s reply: “Well, I worry across the board. … We have a Washington that works for anyone who can hire armies of lobbyists and lawyers [and] doesn’t work for regular families.”

Ms. Warren also said later in the interview that she doesn’t have plans to seek the White House seat in 2016.