There doesn’t appear to be anything Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) can say to stop the questions about her presidential ambitions.
“You didn’t think you’d get away with this interview without me asking, point blank: Are you going to run for president?” The Today Show’s Savannah Guthrie asked Warren on Tuesday morning.
“No. I’m not running and I’m not going to run,” Warren replied.
Guthrie pressed Warren again.
“I’m not running. I’m not running,” the senator insisted.
Her initial reply is almost identical to what she said the day before, according to The New York Observer. Warren visited a Manhattan bookstore to promote the paperback release of her memoir, “A Fighting Chance,” and an audience member asked about the 2016 race.
“No. I am not running for president, I’m not going to run for president. I am working my fanny off every single day on the key issues that I think matter in this country,” Warren reportedly said. “I’m doing it every day. I have this place now in the Senate, this opportunity to get out there and fight.”
These questions continue despite the fact that Warren definitively ruled out a presidential campaign last January. Many of her supporters are unhappy with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who does not have any top-tier challengers in the Democratic presidential primary. Some liberals accuse Clinton of being too close to Wall Street and Warren, with her frequent attacks on Wall Street abuses, is an appealing alternative.
Guthrie also asked Warren if she thinks Clinton is the “right messenger” for the senator’s populist economic agenda. Warren said she was adopting a wait-and-see approach.
“Well, I think we need to give her a chance to decide if she’s going to run,” Warren replied. “And to lay out what she wants to run on. I think that’s her opportunity to do that.”
Watch Warren’s Today interview below:
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