Back in 2019, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) was certain that she had what it took to win the Democratic nomination for president, in what turned out to be a crowded field that included former Senator/Vice President Joe Biden and Warren’s Senate colleague Kamala Harris (D-Calif.).
While both Harris’ and Warren’s campaigns ultimately fizzled, Biden, of course, went on to win the nomination and eventually picked Harris as his running mate after being heavily pressured by prominent woke backers to choose a black woman.
Though Warren had expressed interest in and had reportedly been in contention (but obviously lost out to Harris) for the veep nod, she jumped on board the Biden-Harris train quickly, gushing about how she and Harris were old buddies from back in 2008.
But two years later, Warren’s bitterness over losing boiled over when she was quoted in a book as saying that many people told her after the 2020 election that she would have had their vote and maybe could have won the nomination if she’d “had a penis.”
And now, as speculation swirls as to when Joe Biden will officially announce his reelection plans, Warren is speaking out – confirming as she did last fall that she strongly supports Biden. But on whether she supports Harris being Biden’s running mate in 2024, Warren has suddenly turned very non-committal:
“I really want to defer to what makes Biden comfortable on his team,” she said. “I’ve known Kamala for a long time. I like Kamala. I knew her back when she was an attorney general and I was still teaching and we worked on the housing crisis together, so we go way back. But they need — they have to be a team, and my sense is they are — I don’t mean that by suggesting I think there are any problems. I think they are.”
Democrat Senator Elizabeth Warren refuses to back Kamala Harris as Biden’s VP nominee if he runs in 2024:
“Uh, I really want to defer to what makes Biden comfortable.” pic.twitter.com/kQUxBJLObc
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) January 28, 2023
Sure, Liz. Sure you’re not suggesting there are problems – even though there have been reports galore about the infighting that has gone on not just between the Harris and Biden camps but also between Biden and Harris directly, with one book even detailing how he realized very early on what a mistake he’d made in picking her.
This is about as close as it will get to Liz Warren sending smoke signals to Joe Biden that she’s available to slide into the vice presidential spot, if he decides he doesn’t want the Kamala liability anymore.
Though it’s unlikely to happen considering what Biden recently said about Harris related to 2024 and the obligations Biden feels to those same prominent backers he was beholden to in 2020, it’s still amusing to see Warren confirm in her own way that there are really no true friends in electoral politics – just people who can be tossed to the side once they’ve outlived their usefulness.