When you get on the wrong side of Elizabeth Warren, the strength of her interrogations can be downright intimidating. Leonard Chanin learned this fact when Republicans presented the man as a key witness for why banks should not have regulations placed on them concerning mortgages and credit card lending.

Chanin, who was a key player in the 2008 recession, was clearly out of his league when Warren pressed to know why, of all people, she should trust his judgement.

“So when you talk now about how certain regulations are too costly or too difficult to comply with, you sound a lot like you did before the 2008 crisis when you failed to act. So my question is, given your track record at the Fed, why should anyone take you seriously now?”

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Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at srobinson@ringoffireradio.com