Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren has endorsed presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. The endorsement comes two days after Clinton’s decisive victory over Warren’s senatorial colleague, Bernie Sanders, in California; and mere hours after an endorsement from sitting US president Barack Obama.
“I’m ready to get in this fight and work my heart out for Hillary Clinton to become the next president of the United States,” Warren said in an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow on Thursday (June 9). “And to make sure that Donald Trump never gets anyplace close to the White House,” she added.
Warren’s endorsement comes after months of silence regarding the race between Clinton and Sanders. While she is the darling of the Democratic party, some have noted that much of her politics seem to line up more with the ideology of the Sanders platform; and others have speculated that Warren’s recent, fiery attacks on Republican nominee Donald Trump have constituted an audition, of sorts, for Clinton’s running-mate slot.
In any event, Warren seems just as committed to stopping Trump as before. Before the interview, she called Donald Trump a “racist, thin-skinned bully,” at a speech at the American Constitution Society Thursday.
Earlier, she called him a liar and not qualified to be president.