In this episode of Countdown with Keith Olbermann, guest host Bill Press calls Iraq veteran and former Wall Street banker Derek McGee “the most unlikely Occupier.” But that hasn’t stopped him from speaking out. While McGee originally felt little in common with the Occupy protesters, he says that “what got me to go down the first time was simply having an understanding of what went wrong in the financial crisis,” as well as the absence of promised regulation that would prevent similar crises from occurring in the future.

For more by Derek McGee, see his article “An Iraq Vet’s Journey From Wall Street to OWS,” which appears in this week’s print edition of The Nation.

Erin Schikowski