On Saturday, September 29, well-known progressive senator Elizabeth Warren said she would consider running for president in 2020. The announcement came during a town hall meeting in Holyoke, Massachusetts.
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While many folks had been suggesting it for some time now, Warren had never publicly stated whether she’d consider running. That changed on Saturday when a local teacher asked about her thoughts on a 2020 presidential run.
“So, here’s what I promise,” Warren said. “After November sixth, I will take a hard look at running for president.”
The statement was met with a standing ovation.
Warren has been an incredibly outspoken opponent of Donald Trumps since even before he took office. It’s quite clear where she stands on most issues, including the contentious hearings for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
“I watched 11 men who were too chicken to ask a woman a single question,” she said, referring to the all-male GOP members of the Senate Judiciary Committee. For the hearings, Republicans brought in a special female prosecutor to question Kavanaugh’s accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.
“I watched powerful men helping a powerful man make it to an even more powerful position,” Warren said regarding the hearings.
Warren, however, believes the country can be turned around.
“I watched that and I thought: time’s up,” she said. “It’s time for women to go to Washington and fix our broken government, and that includes a woman at the top.”
Warren is also not a fan of Trump either. It’s likely she’ll have the support of many who oppose his presidency.
“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.”
Warren is running for re-elections in Massachusetts during the midterms this November, but she is very much expected to win. A former Harvard Law School professor, Warren has been an incredibly fierce critic of the GOP, and faces weak opposition.
Of course, if she does opt to run for president, she may face stiff competition from fellow democrats. Many of the other potential candidates are also female as well.