Sen. Elizabeth Warren has become the first big-name Democrat to officially stake her claim toward a 2020 presidential run. Warren announced today in a video that she has formed an exploratory committee to consider a run for president in 2020.
“No matter what our differences, most of us want the same thing,” the 69-year-old Massachusetts senator said in a video that highlights her family’s history in Oklahoma. “To be able to work hard, play by the same set of rules and take care of the people we love. That’s what I’m fighting for and that’s why today I’m launching an exploratory committee for president.”
She also gets a jab at Fox News at one point in the video with screen grabs of FNC’s Tucker Carlson, Sean Hannity and Fox & Friends anchors, characterizing FNC as an “echo chamber of fear and hate designed to distract and divide us.”
The video is mainly biographical as she calls on her supporters to join her in a fight against the “dark path” favored by special interests that she says is hurting the middle class, and political corruption that “is poisoning our democracy.
Warren needs to move past President Trump’s taunts of her as “Pocahontas”, referring to Warren’s claim of her Native American heritage, and her subsequent widely panned October release of a DNA test to prove her ethnicity. She’ll also face what’s shaping up to be one of the most crowded and likely expensive Democratic fields in history for the party’s presidential nomination.
You can watch Warren’s video below.