Not on my ticket! Elizabeth Warren REFUSES to back Kamala Harris as the next Vice President – as she enthusiastically throws her support behind Joe Biden for a second term
- Senator Elizabeth Warren encouraged Joe Biden to re-run for president in 2024
- She deflected about Kamala Harris and said it was important they were a ‘team’
- This month Warren said she will run for Massachusetts Senator a third time
Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren enthusiastically endorsed Joe Biden to run again for president, but wouldn’t say the same about Kamala Harris.
Former presidential candidate Warren, 73, was asked on Boston Public Radio on Friday if the president should run for a second term in the 2024 election, to which she response emphatically: ‘Yes. He should run again.’
Then she was asked about Harris, but demurred: ‘I really want to defer to what makes Biden comfortable on his team.’
‘I’ve known Kamala for a long time. I like Kamala. I knew her back when she was an attorney general and I was still teaching and we worked on the housing crisis together, so we go way back.’
Massachusetts Senator and former presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren enthusiastically endorsed Joe Biden to run again for president , but wouldn’t say the same about Kamala Harris
Warren and Harris both ran as presidential candidates in 2020 but Harris went on to be Biden’s Vice President
Warren commended Biden for having ‘gotten a tremendous amount done’ despite having had the ‘skinniest possible majority’ in the Senate and and a small majority in the House.
In particular she praised the Inflation Reduction Act for being the first raise of corporate tax in 30 years, as well as the CHIPS and Science act which seeks to incentivize the manufacture of semiconductors in the US.
Biden has not formally announced a reelection bid but has long suggested that he plans to do so. Warren reiterated that, saying in the interview: ‘He is running again.’
Another policy she commended Biden for overseeing was the Affordable Insulin Now Act which capped the cost of insulin at $35 for seniors.
‘Think about these things. Seniors are not going to have to spend more than $2,000 a year on pharmacy prescription drugs,’ she said.
The interviewer then raised the issue of Biden’s age, who would be 86-years-old at the end of his second term.
‘If he’s that old in a second term, that vice presidency becomes even more important. Should Kamala Harris be his choice a second time around?’ asked the interviewer.
Warren replied: ‘We worked on the housing crisis together. So we go way back. But they need, they have to be a team. And my sense is they are. I don’t mean that by suggesting I think there are any problems. I think they are.’
Warren (pictured on the campaign trail in 2019) informally confirmed she will be seeking reelection to the US Senate for a third time
Warren and Harris both ran as presidential candidates in 2020. The two bucked heads over the issue of whether or not Donald Trump, who was president at the time, should be banned from Twitter.
During the Democratic primary debate in Ohio in October 2019 Harris was adamant Trump’s Twitter page had to come down, but Warren was hesitant.
Harris said: ‘This is a matter of corporate responsibility and Twitter should be held accountable and shut down that site. It is a matter of safety and corporate accountability.’
‘I don’t want to push Donald Trump off Twitter,’ Warren replied. ‘I want to push him out of the White House.’
Her comments about the future leadership of the Democratic party came just a week after she informally confirmed that she will be seeking reelection to the US Senate. Doing so would mark her third term after being elected in 2012.
Warren defeated incumbent senator Scott Brown to become the first female senator for Massachusetts.