Elizabeth Warrens Says She Will Consider Presidential Run
Massachusetts senator, and frequent foil of President Donald Trump, Elizabeth Warren has inched closer to taking her shot at the ultimate prize in the land.
On Saturday Sen. Warren said that she will “take a hard look” at running for President of the United States in 2020 against President Trump.
The senator was speaking to a town hall for her re-election to the senate when she told the crowd that she would start looking at the presidential bid after she is elected again in November, a race that she is seemingly in no danger of losing.
When an attendee asked the senator if he intended to run for president Warren responded by saying that Democrats should not take their eyes of the mid term prize. But then she gave her most definitive answer yet on running in 2020.
“But let’s face it: Donald Trump is taking this country in the wrong direction,” she said. “I am worried down to my bones about what Donald Trump is doing to our democracy.”
The senator got angry as she started to recount the hearings with Dr. Christine Blasey Ford this week in which Dr. Ford accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in the 1980s when they were teenagers.
“I watched 11 men who were too chicken to ask a woman a single question. . . . I watched powerful men helping a powerful man make it to an even more powerful position,” she said.
“And I thought, ‘Time’s up.’ It’s time for women to go to Washington and fix our broken government and that includes a woman at the top,” Sen. Warren said as the crowd erupted in cheers.
“After Nov. 6 I will take a hard look at running for president,” she said.
But her prospective road to the White House will be an extremely difficult one as the field is packed with seasoned politicians who have had their eyes on taking on President Trump since he was elected in 2016.
It is a near certainty that New Jersey Sen. Cory Booker and California Sen. Kamala Harris will vie for the Democrat nomination. And the competition could get even more fierce if former Vice President Joe Biden adds his name to the list.
Warren’s Republican opponent, Whitman Republican Geoff Diehl, took issue with her remarks and said she should withdraw from the senate race if she does not intend to finish her term.
“I think she should do the right thing for Massachusetts and drop out of the Senate race if she wants to focus on a White House run,” he told The Boston Globe.
“She hasn’t been truthful for the better part of a year. . . . All of her travel out of state and putting Massachusetts in the rearview mirror is all because she’s focused on making a run for the White House for her own political career,” he said.