Elizabeth Warren Probably Won’t Be Hillary Clinton’s VP Pick
Sen. Elizabeth Warren probably isn’t going to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate, if you put much stock in scheduling.
The Massachusetts senator is slated to speak in primetime on the first night of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. Running mates, on the other hand, typically speak later on in the festivities.
Still, there’s hope. Party officials with close knowledge of the selection process say the former Secretary of State has yet to make a decision, the New York Times reports. Those who received invitations to speech at the convention were reportedly told that time slots are subject to change, based on who is picked for VP. If Warren gets the nod, organizers will simply reschedule.
Though Warren has met with the Washington lawyer heading Clinton’s vetting process and submitted the necessary paperwork, those close to her are reportedly skeptical that the progressive Democrat will join the ticket. Sen. Tim Kaine of Virginia remains the favorite, and Clinton has met or will soon meet with Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Congressman Xavier Becerra of California, cabinet officials Julian Castro and Tom Perez, and James G. Stavridis, a retired four-star Navy admiral.
Warren has relished her role as the Democratic Party’s attack dog in the fight against presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, engaging in late-night tweetstorms, vituperative Facebook rants, and warmly received public appearances alongside Clinton, in which she called the real estate mogul a “small, insecure money grubber.”