Elizabeth Warren Says She Will ‘Take a Hard Look’ at Running for President in 2020
'I am worried down to my bones about what Donald Trump is doing to our democracy,' liberal lawmaker declares
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) said Saturday during a town hall meeting in Holyoke, Massachusetts, that she will seriously consider running for president once the November midterm elections are over.
The liberal senator was asked directly if she would consider putting her hat in the ring — and she answered that winning back Democratic majorities in the House and Senate should be the immediate focus.
But after the midterms are over it would be time, she said, “for women to go to Washington to fix our broken government, and that includes a woman at the top,” according to The Boston Globe.
“After November 6, I will take a hard look at running for president,” she said.
The New England senator also said, “Let’s face it: Donald Trump is taking this country in the wrong direction. I am worried down to my bones about what Donald Trump is doing to our democracy.”
Earlier in September, Warren advocated using the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office after an explosive op-ed — written by an anonymous White House official, presumably — was published by The New York Times detailing an alleged secret resistance inside the Trump administration.
“If senior administration officials think the president of the United States is not able to do his job, then they should invoke the 25th Amendment,” Warren told CNN at the time.
“The Constitution provides for a procedure whenever the vice president and senior officials think the president can’t do his job. It does not provide that senior officials go around the president — take documents off his desk, write anonymous op-eds … Every one of these officials have sworn to uphold the Constitution of the United States. It’s time for them to do their job.”