Elizabeth Warren Acknowledges 2016, Says Supporters Are 'Ready To Fight Back'


In a speech given Tuesday in Springfield, Massachusetts, Sen. Elizabeth Warren acknowledged, despite continuously denying a potential presidential run, the calls from many supporters for her to pursue the oval office.

Warren was reportedly asked during the constituent meeting to give her “reaction to the folks who your message is resonating with that want you to run for president, that support you as a senator.”

“Americans understand that the game is rigged, and they've had enough of it," Warren said. "They're ready to fight back. They want a Washington that works for them. People are getting more engaged, politically, and they're seeing through a lot of the rhetoric that politicians have been throwing out there for a long time. They want to see some real change, and I think that's what we need to work on.”

The Senator’s speech comes after groups like Ready For Warren and Democracy For America have attempted to get her to run for president in 2016.

“There's still plenty we plan on doing to encourage Senator Warren to heed the call of her supporters, change her mind about running, and enter the 2016 race, but, after what we heard today, there's no doubt she's listening,” Democracy For America Communications Director Neil Sroka said.

“Our message to Senator Warren is this: 'when you’re ready to run, we’ll be ready to help you fight back,'” Ready For Warren campaign manager Erica Sagrans said in a statement.

A representative for Warren reiterated that despite the continuing push to get her to run, the Senator would not be pursuing the office of president in 2016.

“Sen. Warren was responding to why people support her and what she's fighting for, not commenting on the draft efforts.”

Sources: The Hill, The Nation / Photo Credit: thehill.com, WikiCommons


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