In a move that shouldn't surprise anyone, newly elected Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren was officially named to the Senate Banking Committee today, in a move first confirmed by The Huffington Post's Ryan Grim. Warren, of course, cut her teeth fighting the big bad guys on Wall Street, sitting Congress's TARP panel despite never making it to the top spot at her Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But now anyone who is a Warren fan — or just a fan of Gordon Gekko looking more like the Geicho gecko — is officially excited to see what she does next.
Daily Intel's Kevin Roose went for the standard Twitter reaction to a big deal story:
BOOOOM RT @zekejmiller: And it's official. Warren is on the Banking committee— Kevin Roose (@kevinroose) December 12, 2012
Others were just as excited, maybe even more so than Roose:
Elizabeth Warren appointed to Senate Banking Committee. For Wall Street: nooooooooooooooo.com— pourmecoffee (@pourmecoffee) December 12, 2012
NOW I will celebrate: It's official. Elizabeth Warren gets to mess with bankers on the regular and I have a new favorite YouTube channel— Sarah Jaffe (@sarahljaffe) December 12, 2012
Bryce Covert had our favorite reaction, though:
Give em hell, Liz. wapo.st/QVE6eN— Bryce Covert (@brycecovert) December 12, 2012