After endorsing presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and delivering a blistering condemnation of GOP nominee Donald Trump, Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has renewed rumors that she could be on top of the Democrats' vice presidential list (video below).
On June 9, Warren blasted Trump during her speech before the American Constitution Society of Law and Policy National Convention in Washington, D.C. The senator was criticizing Senate Republicans for blocking judicial appointments before turning her ire toward the GOP nominee, Huffington Post reports.
Warren pointed to Trump’s recent comments that U.S. District Court Judge Gonzalo Curiel was too biased to preside over one of the several fraud lawsuits against Trump University because he had Hispanic heritage.
“You should be ashamed of yourself, ashamed,” Warren said. “Ashamed for using the megaphone of a presidential campaign to attack a judge’s character and integrity simply because you think you have some God-given right to steal people’s money and get away with it.”
Pointing out that Judge Curiel is bound by judicial ethics to not speak about the ongoing case, and therefore unable to respond to Trump’s accusations, Warren stressed that, “Trump is picking on someone who is ethically bound not to defend himself — exactly what you would expect from a thin-skinned, racist bully.”
The Massachusetts senator concluded, “You, Donald Trump, are a total disgrace.”
Warren has been a vocal critic of the GOP nominee, drawing the attention of fellow Democrats who have touted her as a potential running mate for the Clinton ticket. The former Secretary of State herself has signaled that Warren could be her vice presidential nominee.
“I have the highest regard for Sen. Warren,” Clinton told Politico. “I think she is an incredible public servant, eminently qualified for any role.”
Warren had been one of the few Senate Democrats to remain neutral throughout the primary race, but broke her silence June 9. Appearing on MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” Warren announced her endorsement for Clinton.
“I’m ready,” Warren told host Rachel Maddow. “I am ready to get in this fight and work my heart out for Hillary Clinton, the next president of the United States — and to make sure that Donald Trump never gets anyplace close to the White House.”
The Massachusetts senator was noncommittal to the suggestions that she would accept Clinton’s invitation to be on her ticket, stressing that she enjoyed the political freedom afforded her in Congress.
Maddow phrased the question differently, asking Warren if she believed she could hypothetically step in as president if she had already become Clinton’s vice president.
“Yes, I do,” Warren answered.
Trump has given his own backhanded endorsement of Warren as Clinton’s vice president. Following the senator’s scathing speech against him, the business mogul took to social media.
“Pocahontas is at it again!” Trump tweeted, mocking Warren’s claim to Native American ancestry. “Goofy Elizabeth Warren, one of the least productive U.S. Senators, has a nasty mouth. Hope she is V.P. choice.”