No Endorsement Yet, But Plenty of Clues from Sen. Elizabeth Warren
In speech lambasting big money in politics, ‘Warren came as close as she has—or perhaps will—come to officially endorsing Sanders.’
by DEIDRE FULTON
Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren back similar agendas that include breaking up big banks, reducing the role of money in politics, and a $15 minimum wage. (Photo: AFGE/flickr/cc)
With days to go before the critical Iowa caucus and New Hampshire primary, pundits are abuzz about one potential endorsement in particular—one they say could actually sway voters: that of progressive luminary Elizabeth Warren.
Many are pointing to an impassioned speech the senator from Massachusetts gave on the U.S. Senate floor last week, in which she offered what Salon described on Tuesday as a “not-so-subtle endorsement of Bernie Sanders.”
The speech, which marked the sixth anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, lambasted the “flood of hidden money that is about to drown our democracy.” It called for citizen-funded elections, stronger financial disclosure laws, and a “full-blown” Constitutional amendment to restore authority to Congress, individual states, and the American people to regulate campaign finance.
But “[t]he most revealing part of the speech was the end,” wrote Salon staff writer Sean Illing, when “Warren came as close as she has—or perhaps will—come to officially endorsing Sanders.”