By Andrea Germanos / Common Dreams

Sen. Bernie Sanders got a shout-out from Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday, a day after the presidential hopeful gave a policy speech laying out his tough-on-Wall-Street stance.

Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat who has yet to endorse any of the Democratic presidential candidates, offered the praise in a handful of tweets:

Though Warren also included this tweet, Hillary Clinton, unlike Sanders and fellow Democratic candidate Martin O’Malley, does not support reinstating the Glass-Steagall Act, a law that put a wall of separation between investment and commercial banking:

During his speech in New York on Wednesday, Sanders said, “Wall Street and corporate greed is destroying the fabric of our nation.” He also vowed to break up “too big to fail” banks, saying, “If a bank is too big to fail, it is too big to exist. … When it comes to Wall Street reform, that must be our bottom line.”

The Vermont senator also voiced support for the Warren-introduced 21st Century Glass-Steagall Act. That legislation, of which he is a co-sponsor, “aims at the heart of the shadow banking system,” he said.

“In my view, Senator Warren, is right,” he added. “Dodd-Frank should have broken up Citigroup and other ‘too-big-to-fail’ banks into pieces. And that’s exactly what we need to do. And that’s what I commit to do as president.”

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