Everyone was starting to wonder if Elizabeth Warren would ever come around to endorsing Joe Biden. She put any concerns to rest on Wednesday in a video released on her Twitter. In the post, she states Biden will “restore” America’s faith in government.
Here’s Warren’s endorsement tweet:
Fox News released details on Warren's message:
Sen. Elizabeth Warren on Wednesday endorsed Joe Biden for president more than a month after ending her own presidential bid, becoming the latest prominent Democrat to fall in line behind the presumptive nominee in a bid to show unity.
"In this moment of crisis, it’s more important than ever that the next president restores Americans’ faith in good, effective government—and I’ve seen Joe Biden help our nation rebuild. Today, I’m proud to endorse," she tweeted, along with a video.
The Massachusetts senator had withheld an endorsement ever since ending her campaign in early March, even as the race narrowed to essentially a contest between Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders. But with Sanders dropping out last week, Biden became the presumptive nominee.
Warren follows both Sanders and former President Barack Obama in formally endorsing the former vice president.
The populist senator with a plethora of progressive policy plans ended her White House bid on March 5, two days after she came in a disappointing third in the primary in her home state of Massachusetts.
Biden instantly praised Warren after she ended her White House bid, tweeting at the time that "Senator @EWarren is the fiercest of fighters for middle class families. Her work in Washington, in Massachusetts, and on the campaign trail has made a real difference in people's lives. We needed her voice in this race, and we need her continued work in the Senate."
Some pointed out the endorsement appeared disingenuous. Not too long ago, Warren placed several attacks on Biden during Democrat debates. She also actively opposed Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court because of sexual assault accusations, but so far she's been completely silent on the accusations Biden faces:
Check it out:
CNN also reported on Warren's endorsement:
Warren is the last of Biden's top former rivals to throw their support behind the former vice president. The endorsement comes as the Democratic Party attempts to unify and turn its focus to a general election campaign against President Donald Trump. Former President Barack Obama endorsed his former running mate on Tuesday.
Warren's endorsement comes two days after Sen. Bernie Sanders officially got behind Biden's campaign, with the Vermont senator calling on his allies to now support the presumptive Democratic nominee.
When Warren ended her campaign last month, there was intense speculation about whether she would get behind either Biden or Sanders.
But as time passed and Biden continued to grow his delegate lead, when asked about a potential endorsement, Warren publicly said that she was focused on the coronavirus pandemic and also that she wanted to give Sanders "space to decide what he wants to do next."
Warren, a leader in the progressive movement, was at one point considered a top contender for the Democratic nomination. The Massachusetts senator centered her presidential bid on fighting corruption in Washington, and released more than 70 comprehensive policy plans that addressed a wide range of issues. But after disappointing finishes in primary contests across the country on Super Tuesday and failing to build a broader political coalition in a Democratic Party, Warren ended her presidential campaign in March.
Warren, who is more aligned with Sanders on policy positions and ideology, was fiercely critical of the former vice president in the primary campaign. The same night former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar, and former Texas Rep. Beto O'Rourke endorsed Biden, Warren said at a rally in Los Angeles that "no matter how many Washington insiders tell you to support (Biden), nominating their fellow Washington insider will not meet this moment." Biden had previously accused Warren on a radio show of having an "elitist attitude," and told donors that her campaign was based on a "my-way-or-the-highway attitude."
But in an attempt to win over progressive voters, Biden has been taking steps to embrace his former rivals, including Warren, and adopt parts of their platforms. Biden in March backed Warren's bankruptcy proposal to repeal portions of a law Biden and Warren had clashed over 15 years earlier. Biden and Warren in 2005 had a high-profile battle over a bill that made it more difficult to declare bankruptcy, when Biden was a Delaware senator and leading advocate of the measure and Warren was a Harvard professor and vocal opponent. Warren is an expert on bankruptcy law and was an adviser to the National Bankruptcy Review Commission in the 1990s.
Warren also appeared on MSNBC with Rachel Maddow to clarify her endorsement of Biden.
Take a look at her appearance below: