- Senator Elizabeth Warren has ruled out a 2024 presidential bid and said she would support President Biden.
- On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Warren said she would seek a third term in the Senate in 2024.
- Warren was a leading Democratic presidential candidate in 2020, but her campaign flopped early in the primaries.
Senator Elizabeth Warren on Sunday ruled out running for president in 2024 – stressing that she is seeking re-election to the Senate and would support President Joe Biden’s bid for re-election.
In an interview On NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the Massachusetts Democrat told guest moderator Kristen Welker that she wouldn’t be entering presidential politics in two years and would be running for a third term in the upper house.
Welker asked Warren – who ran for president in 2020 – if she would rule out a presidential campaign if Biden backtracks and refuses to run for the White House in 2024.
“I’m not running for president in 2024, I’m running for the Senate,” she said. “President Biden is running for re-election in 2024 and I support him.”
—Meet The Press (@MeetThePress) April 24, 2022
Warren, a former Harvard Law School professor who proposed and helped create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, was a leading Democratic candidate for president in 2020. Running on a populist agenda, she proposed progressive policies that included canceling student loan debt and investing in climate change initiatives, including a sweeping Green New Deal.
However, his campaign fizzled out after losses in the Iowa caucuses, the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries and the Super Tuesday state series – which included a loss in his home state of Massachusetts, at the hands of current President Joe Biden. She came in third place in the Bay State, behind Biden and Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.
Warren’s comments came in response to Welker raising a potential campaign by Sanders, who previously ran for president in 2016 and 2020. Last Wednesday, The Washington Post reported that Sanders would consider a 2024 bid if Biden decides to not stand for re-election, per a memo written by his former 2020 campaign manager.
Welker then pressed Warren again, asking if she would rule out any chance of a campaign.
“You can ask any way you want, but I’m going to say the same thing,” she said. “President Biden is a candidate in 2024 and I support him.”