Progressives Demand Ouster of Larry Summers as Joe Biden’s Economic Adviser

HeadlineApr 27, 2020

Progressive organizations Sunrise Movement and Justice Democrats are demanding Joe Biden remove former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers as an economic adviser. “Larry Summers’ legacy is advocating for policies that contributed to the skyrocketing inequality and climate crisis we’re living with today,” the groups said. Summers previously worked in the Clinton and Obama administrations. He has also been tied to convicted sexual predator and sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein. The Biden campaign says Summers is part of an “informal network of experts” and does not hold a formal position in the campaign.

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