Elizabeth Warren to Challenge Trump
The Daily Wire's Hank Berrien has more:
On Monday morning, Warren, 69, sent an email to her supporters proclaiming her intention to create an exploratory committee; that will permit her to raise funds for her presidential bid and hire staff as well. Warren also released a video introducing her candidacy.
In the video, Warren states, “I’ve spent my career getting to the bottom of why America’s promise works for some families, but others, who work just as hard, slip through the cracks into disaster. And what I’ve found is terrifying: these aren’t cracks families are falling into, they’re traps. America’s middle class is under attack. But this dark path doesn’t have to be our future. We can make our democracy work for all of us. We can make our economy work for all of us.”
The New York Times reports that Warren will visit early-voting states in the near future. The Times admits that Warren’s record as a senator shows that her efforts have largely been futile, writing, “Ms. Warren is not known for shepherding major legislation successfully through Congress, though Democrats were never in control of both chambers during her time there.” Warren also has a jaundiced view of American power; in a foreign policy speech at American University in November, she opined, “Whether our leaders recognize it or not, after years as the world’s lone superpower, the United States is entering a new period of competition. Democracy is running headlong into the ideologies of nationalism, authoritarianism and corruption.”
Possibly to fend off challenges from two black senators who are likely candidates for the 2020 nomination, Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Cory Booker (D-NJ), Warren reached out to non-white voters in her video, stating, “Working families today face a lot tougher path than my family did, and families of color face a path that is steeper and rockier; a path made even harder by the impact of generations of discrimination.”
Warren utilizes time-honored leftist techniques of playing the victim and labeling conservatives as bigoted enablers of the wealthy elite.