We have just learned that Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders has floated the idea of naming Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren as his running mate, if he defeats Hillary Clinton for the nomination.
Warren, the so-called darling of the left, has not endorsed a candidate in the Democratic primary, but both Sanders and Clinton have heavily sought her support.
While he would not commit to naming a woman as his running mate if he becomes the Democratic nominee, Bernie Sanders on Tuesday reached for a familiar name when discussing which women would be qualified to be his vice president: Elizabeth Warren.
“I’m not going to commit — you have to look at the best candidates you can,” Sanders told MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.” “The women of this country, the people of this country understand it would be a great idea to have a woman as vice president and something I would give very, very serious thought to.”
Asked whether there are any women qualified for the job, Sanders responded, “Are there are any women? Yes, there are many women qualified for that job.”
As far as whether he could name a few, Sanders said it is “a little too early to be speculating on that.”
“But I think, as you know, there are people in life today, Elizabeth Warren, I think, has been a real champion in standing up for working families, taking on Wall Street,” he said, referring to the liberal Democratic senator from Massachusetts. “There are other fantastic women who have been active in all kinds of fights who I think would make great vice presidential candidates.”
If either Clinton or Sanders were to choose Warren as their running mate, would it solidify the Democratic Party as being a far-left party? How should the Republican Party counter this extremist ticket? Share your thoughts below!