WASHINGTON — For weeks, Republicans have said their objections to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau are substantive, and not based on worries about the agency's de facto leader, Elizabeth Warren.

But at a House hearing Tuesday, GOP members launched a series of personal attacks on Warren, suggesting she was lying and sometimes interrupting her responses. The atmosphere reflected just how polarizing a figure Warren has become, with Republicans seeing her as a symbol of an overreaching government and Democrats viewing her as a defender of the American consumer.

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