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Elizabeth Warren: I'll Consider 2020 After the Midterms

The Massachusetts Democrat is believed to be a likely presidential contender
By Josh Gardner,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 30, 2018 2:30 PM CDT
Elizabeth Warren speaks during a town hall style gathering in Woburn, Mass.   (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

(Newser) – Senator Elizabeth Warren isn't ready to announce a presidential bid just yet, but she could be soon. Per the Boston Globe, the Massachusetts Democrat told a town hall crowd that she's now focused on her re-election bid, but bets are off thereafter. "After Nov. 6 I will take a hard look at running for president,” Warren said after railing against Republican colleagues she characterized as "powerful men helping a powerful man make it to an even more powerful position" who were "too chicken" to personally question Christine Blasey Ford during her testimony regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. As she does frequently, Warren took this opportunity of her 36th meeting with constituents since President Trump took office to attack the current White House occupant, per the AP.

"Trump is taking this country in the wrong direction,” said Warren, who also tipped her hat to the #TimesUp movement and said the time is now "for women to go to Washington to fix our broken government, and that includes a woman at the top." Hours after Warren's comments Saturday, Trump referenced her using a much derided nickname as he spoke to a rally in West Virginia. The Democratic party has gone “so far left, Pocahontas is considered a conservative," Trump said, per CNN. Trump has used the slur ever since his 2016 campaign to ridicule Warren's claims to Native American ancestry. (Harvard University recently weighed in on suggestions Warren used those claims to boost her legal career.)

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