Elizabeth Warren Says She Might Run for President in 2020

Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Newscom via ZUMA

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) inched closer to a possible 2020 presidential campaign on Saturday. Speaking to a packed town hall in Holyoke, Massachusetts, Warren promised to “take a hard look” at the race after the midterm elections, according to the Boston Globe’s Victoria McGrane:

SHE RUNNINGSERIOUSLY@elizabethforma just now: “After Nov. 6 I will take a hard look at runing for president,” and she got a standing ovation.
— Victoria McGrane (@vgmac) September 29, 2018

Warren reportedly cited her Republican colleagues’ coddling of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in her decision, and she said it was time for a woman at the top of the federal government. “I thought, time’s up.”

.@elizabethforma links her announcement to the #Kavanaugh hearings. “I watched powerful men helping a powerful man make it to an even more powerful position.”
She said its time “for women to go to Washington fix our broken government and that includes a woman at the top.”
— Victoria McGrane (@vgmac) September 29, 2018

Elizabeth Warren a few mins ago in Holyoke MA, asked whether she’d run in 2020, talks Kavanaugh: “I watched 11 men too chicken to question a woman themselves…
— Ben Wallace-Wells (@benwallacewells) September 29, 2018

Warren is also up for re-election this fall, though she is expected to win easily. The comments on Saturday are a reversal of sorts; in April, she promised to serve out her full term if re-elected this fall.

JUST IN: Sen. Warren in Holyoke, Mass. on running for president in 2020, recieves standing ovation @elizabethforma #elizabethwarren #KavaNOPE pic.twitter.com/wvZ6z3pMCI
— Tacy (@tacycresson) September 29, 2018