WASHINGTON — Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren announced Monday that she is establishing an exploratory committee to consider a 2020 White House bid, vowing to be a tenacious advocate for economic fairness and rebuilding the middle class.
“Our government is supposed to work for all of us, but instead, it has become a tool for the wealthy and well-connected,” she says in a more than four-minute video announcing her exploratory committee.
Her 2018 reelection campaign gave Warren more flexibility than other top-tier Democrats to test the themes of a potential 2020 national campaign.
The Cherokee Nation issued a statement calling DNA tests "useless to determine tribal citizenship” and said Warren was undermining their interests.
But Warren has sought to move beyond it and said she was simply trying to be transparent.
In the video released Monday, Warren focuses primarily on her vision of economic fairness but does not directly mention Trump.
Aides say Warren moved quickly to establish an exploratory committee in large part because she, unlike other top Democrats eyeing the race, does not have a leadership PAC. »