Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren: If Biden asked me to be VP, I would say yes The Hill’s Campaign Report: Warren throws her support behind Biden Former Sanders press secretary: ‘My objective is to push Joe Biden into being a better candidate’ MORE (D-Mass.) said Wednesday that she would agree to running as vice president on the Democratic ticket with presumptive presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenCalifornia teen asks Obama to deliver virtual commencement address to the Class of 2020 Warren: If Biden asked me to be VP, I would say yes 15 things to know about coronavirus for today MORE.
Asked by MSNBC’s Rachel MaddowRachel Anne MaddowWarren: If Biden asked me to be VP, I would say yes Schumer: Trump thinks coronavirus crisis ‘revolves around him’ How reporters should handle coronavirus briefings MORE what she would say if the former vice president asked her to be his running mate, Warren said she would say yes.
The comments come just hours after Warren endorsed Biden, her former primary opponent, in the race.
Warren expanded on her endorsement Wednesday during her interview with Maddow, praising Biden for his empathy that she said would be beneficial in leading the country, especially amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Warren said President TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans go on attack as loans for small businesses start to run out Warren: If Biden asked me to be VP, I would say yes NFL considers playing in empty stadiums with 2020 season set to start in September: report MORE measures crises in terms of what advances his personal political and financial interests.
“Biden is very different; he is the kind of man who has human empathy,” Warren said.
“He’s a man who has a good heart and that’s what we need in a leader — someone who is steady, who is prepared, but ultimately who cares not just about himself, but cares about everyone,” she continued. “That is what’s going to get us through this crisis, that is what’s going to help us rebuild this country.”
Warren has been floated as a possible running mate for Biden, who has already pledged to choose a female running mate.
Biden said he is considering somewhere between six and 10 candidates for the slot, but it’s unclear if that list includes Warren.
Warren was among the last of Biden’s former presidential primary opponents to endorse him in the race. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersWarren: If Biden asked me to be VP, I would say yes Hillicon Valley: Pentagon IG could not determine if White House interfered in cloud contract | Amazon firings fuel controversy over virus response | States begin shifting to mail-in voting | Agencies warn of North Korean cyber threats The Hill’s Campaign Report: Warren throws her support behind Biden MORE (I-Vt.), the last to drop out, endorsed Biden earlier this week. Biden also cinched an endorsement from former President Obama.