Hillary Clinton is considering Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts as her running mate, according to the Wall Street Journal based on information familiar with the Democratic Party’s search process for vice president.
Sen. Warren’s political ideology is closely similar to Sen. Sanders. Some political observers believe that Sen. Warren would be a great choice for VP given her popularity among the progressives.
Last week, Sen. Warren endorsed Clinton. The Senator stated that she is ready to fight and work her heart out for Clinton to become the next president of the United States. According to her, she would make sure that Trump will never get close to the White House.
Reuters previously reported that Sen. Warren considered the idea of running as Clinton’s VP. However, she was also concerned if two women running would give the Democratic Party the best chance to defeat Trump.
Clinton is the presumptive presidential nominee of the Democratic Party. She won the final primary contest this week in the District of Columbia and Sen. Sanders promised that he would work with her on strategies to defeat Donald Trump in November. They had a positive meeting regarding the best ways to bring more people into the political process, and about the dangerous threat that Trump poses to the United States.
Clinton not considering Sanders for VP
The report indicated that Sen. Sanders was not included among the individuals vetted by the Democratic Party for the vice presidential position. The other potential choices for VP include Labor Secretary Tom Perez; Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro; Sens. Tim Kaine of Virginia, Sherrod Brown of Ohio and Cory Booker of New Jersey; Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, and Reps. Xavier Becerra of California and Tim Ryan of Ohio.
On Tuesday, Telemundo asked Clinton if he would consider Sen. Sanders as her running mate, she replied, “I haven’t even begun to sort all that out. There are a lot of really qualified, dynamic candidates, I’m sure, to be considered for vice president.”
John Podesta, the Chairman of Clinton’s campaign is leading the search process for vice president.
Sanders would be a powerful voice in the Senate
Sanders is not interested in the vice presidential position. Some people argued that Clinton should seriously consider him as running mate because he brought ideas and energy to the debate.
Sanders would be a “powerful voice” in the Senate and he sees himself exercising his strongest influence there, according to his adviser, Larry Cohen.