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Hillary Clinton Comes to Elizabeth Warren’s Defense

"I know many of you and can attest as to how smart, determined, effective, and dare I say, likable, you all are."

By NTK Staff | 01.07.2019 @12:46pm

Twice-failed presidential candidate Hillary Clinton appeared to come to the defense of 2020 presidential hopeful, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), when she blasted people who don’t think woman candidates are “likable” during a speech in New York City on Monday.

Clinton started her remarks by “celebrating” the elected women officials in attendance at the even on “reproductive justice” with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY).

“You know, there’s been a lot of talk recently about whether our country is ready for women leaders. Now, that really takes me back,” Clinton said. “Today, I want to thank all of you for your persistence. I know many of you and can attest as to how smart, determined, effective, and dare I say, likable, you all are.”

Warren recently launched an exploratory committee to look into running for president in 2020, and some political pundits have openly questioned whether Warren is “likable” enough to be president.

Clinton’s use of the word “persistence” is also notable, as it is probably the word Warren would like most associated with her campaign. During a speech in 2017 in which Warren criticized then-attorney general nominee Jeff Sessions, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell used a Senate rule to limit Warren’s time and criticism of Sessions.

“She had appeared to violate the rule. She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted,” McConnell said at the time.

Warren quickly turned the phrase “nevertheless, she persisted,” into something of a rallying cry and now sells t-shirts with the phrase “persist” on her 2020 website.

Warren is also one of a handful of 2020 Democratic presidential hopefuls that has met with Clinton, seeking her advice about running for president.

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