One week away from midterm elections, Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren isn't shying away from her feelings on an impending Republican majority.
"It's going to be ugly out there if the Republicans take control," she said on "CBS This Morning."
Warren has become a sought-after campaigner in a number of key races. Her message to voters focuses on middle class opportunities, an agenda against which she said Republicans are fighting hard.
"Mitch McConnell says number one, he's going to make sure that a lot fewer people have access to healthcare," Warren said. "The second thing he says he's going to do right behind that is reduce the accountability of the big financial institutions, roll back some of what was done in Dodd-Frank."
President Obama signed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act into law July 2010 and brought about the most significant financial changes since the Great Depression. Republicans could reverse some of those changes.
Warren also said Senator McConnell plans to undo work implemented by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, an agency that has reportedly returned over $4 billion in relief to consumers. It's an organization she fought hard for.
"Now that's government that works, and that's what Mitch McConnell wants to get rid of," she said.
Warren also noted she's fighting hard to raise the minimum wage, a platform she's championed for some time.
"We believe that no one should work full time and still live in poverty," she said. "Democrats have proposed that, every Democrat supports it. If we do that, we literally would lift millions of children out of poverty. The Republicans filibustered."
Since World War II, the opposing party of the president has won about six Senate seats, according to a PBS survey.
If history repeats itself, it's those issues and others, including the Ebola virus, that has Senator Warren worried.
"This is why elections matter," she said. "We've known about it for a long time and we were putting money into funding Ebola many years ago and Republicans have cut funding overall for medical research, for the National Institute of Health, and Ebola has not been a priority."
But the biggest problem her party may face on Election Day is the effect Republican roadblocks have had on the image of the Democrats.
"They have made it clear that they don't want Democrats and they certainly they certainly don't want the president to have any chance to move the American country forward and to help strengthen America's middle class," Warren said.