Warren to Endorse Clinton: Report
Sen. Elizabeth Warren is set to endorse Hillary Clinton in the coming weeks, says a new report.
The Hill reports:
Warren is also currently not interested in becoming Clinton’s running mate but has not ruled it out, according to Reuters.
Reuters on Wednesday said Warren could publicly back Clinton, the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee, within a week or two.
Sources close to Warren said the senator has increased conversations with Clinton’s team in recent weeks.
Warren’s support of Clinton, they said, is driven by a desire to keep Donald Trump from winning the White House.
She also hopes for the chance to advance progressive policy issues like income inequality in a potential Clinton administration, they added.
Warren has fiercely criticized Trump since the billionaire became the GOP’s de facto presidential nominee last month.
She has often lashed out at Trump on Twitter, using the businessman’s preferred medium for attacking opponents against him.
Warren slammed Trump late last month, for example, for eagerly seeking profits from the 2008 housing market crash.
“Donald Trump was drooling over the idea of the housing meltdown – because it meant he could buy up a bunch of property on the cheap,” she said on May 24.
“What kind of man does that?” Warren asked at the Center for Popular Democracy’s annual gala in Washington, D.C. “Root for people to get thrown out on the street? Root for people to lose their jobs? Root for people to lose their pensions?”
Trump has not taken Warren’s attacks lying down, striking back and dubbing the lawmaker “Pocahontas” on the campaign trail.
He has since used the moniker several times, resurrecting charges that Warren falsely claimed Native American ancestry.
Warren’s intense feud with Trump has fueled speculation she desires the vice presidency, which often fills the attack dog role on political tickets.
She has so far remained neutral during Clinton’s heated Democratic presidential primary againstBernie Sanders.
Warren’s endorsement of Clinton could satisfy progressive voters and unify the Democratic Party heading towards the general presidential election.
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