Sen. Scott Brown accused Democratic Massachusetts Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren of not representing victims of asbestos, during the recent debate. Behold, two new Warren for Senate ad to refute Brown’s claims.
The ads feature various people affected by asbestos exposure and have since, lost family members as a result. One lady states, “Elizabeth Warren went all the way to the Supreme Court to try to get more money for asbestos victims and families.”
Adding, “Now Scott Brown is attacking Elizabeth Warren about her work. Scott Brown is not telling the truth. He’s trying to use our suffering to help himself. He outta be ashamed.”
Travelers was fighting to gain permanent immunity from asbestos-related lawsuits by establishing a $500 million trust. The trust would have been divided among current and future victims of asbestos poisoning who had claims against the nation’s largest asbestos manufacturer, Johns-Manville, which had been insured by Travelers before it went bankrupt.
Travelers won most of what it wanted from the Supreme Court, and in doing so Warren helped preserve an element of bankruptcy law that ensured that victims of large-scale corporate malfeasance would have a better chance of getting compensated, even when the responsible companies go bankrupt.
The second video, “Ashamed.”