At the dawn of the Trump era, the liberal firebrand has taken three steps that compare to steps then-Sen. Obama took in the lead-up to 2008.
Is Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) preparing for a presidential run in 2020? Three steps she has taken in recent days mirror steps taken by then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) between 2005 and 2008.
Sen. Warren is a recent, and enthusiastic, member of the Democrats’ ‘obstruct everything’ camp. After defending her vote for Ben Carson amidst liberal ire, Warren has taken a harder line on Trump nominees as of late. She has pledged total opposition to Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch, even after demanding Senate Republicans “do [their] job” on Merrick Garland last year.
Then-Sen. Obama, of course, ran a campaign against George W. Bush in his early years — not just in 2006 and 2008, but also in 2009 and 2010 as president.
On Tuesday, the Boston Globe reported Sen. Warren will be out with a new book in April: “A Fighting Chance.” It will be Warren’s eleventh book, and will focus on “middle class” policies.
Then-Sen. Obama ramped up for the 2008 presidential campaign with a book that read like “a political document” or a “stump speech,” The Audacity of Hope.
#3: CREDENTIAL UP
Sen. Warren is also adding an “experienced national security adviser” to her team in the Senate, which the Globe says is an effort “to bolster her foreign policy credentials.” The adviser, Sasha Baker, worked for Secretary of Defense Ash Carter.
Then-Sen. Obama took steps to boost his foreign policy credentials in the lead-up to his presidential run, joining the Senate Foreign Relations Committee upon joining the Senate in 2007, and even chairing the Subcommittee on European Affairs.
7.19.17 8:49 pmHypocrisy Alert: Warren Calls for More Transparency for Foreign Donations to Campaigns
Warren attended a fundraiser over the weekend at the home of former Wall Street executive whose company is responsible “for the greatest amount of known foreign-connected money in U.S. elections.”
7.17.17 3:01 pmRNC Chair: It’s Time to Show Americans That the Republican Party Can Govern
“Now it’s our time to show not only that we can repeal and replace Obamacare…but also that we can govern,” Ronna Romney McDaniel said during an interview on Monday.
7.17.17 11:06 amNew NRSC Ad Hits 2018 Dems for Their Support of Obamacare
“Democrats’ Obamacare Lies,” highlights the multiple lies Senate Democrats told the American people to get Obamacare passed.
7.13.17 12:09 pmJeff Sessions Announces Biggest Health Care Fraud Crackdown in US History
The Department of Justice caught over 400 individuals defrauding the federal government.