Elizabeth Warren, who electrified progressives with her “plan for everything” and a strong message of economic populism, told her staff on Thursday that she was giving up on the Democratic presidential race. The exit came a few days after the first player could not win a single super Tuesday, not even hers.
“I want to start with the news,” she said. “I want you all to listen to it first, and I want you to hear it directly from me: today I am suspending our campaign for the presidency.”
She went on to acknowledge the personal sacrifices countryside and thank them “from the bottom of my heart”.
“I know how hard you all worked. I know how you disrupted your life to be part of it. I know you have families and loved ones with whom you could have spent more time. You missed them and they missed you. And I know you sacrificed to be here. “
Speaking to reporters later Thursday outside her Cambridge, Massachusetts home, Warren said she would likely approve one of the two main contenders remaining in the race, Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders, but “not today” today ”.
“I need space and I need a little time right now,” she said, standing next to her husband, Bruce Mann.
Kethevane Gorjestani, FRANCE 24 correspondent in Washington, DC, said the big question now is whether she will choose to support Sanders – whom she is closest to in terms of progressive policies – or not.
“His constituents do not necessarily fall into the Bernie Sanders constituency and that is because they are much more educated, and they like the approach of Elizabeth Warren, who was a little to the right of Bernie Sanders, a little more aggressive, more pragmatic and [she was] clearer on his plans. “
Warren’s withdrawal from the race for first place in the Democratic ticket against President Donald Trump in November comes after he failed to win a single state on Super Tuesday, including his own, Massachusetts.
His decision to give up comes a day after that of former New York billionaire mayor Michael Bloomberg, who resigned Wednesday after a disappointing performance in Super Tuesday and approved Joe Biden.
Trump responded to Warren’s withdrawal with a tweet mocking her and Bloomberg.
“Elizabeth ‘Pocahontas’ Warren, who was going nowhere except in the mind of Mini Mike, has just left the Democratic primary … THREE DAYS TOO LATE,” said Trump.
“It cost at least Crazy Bernie, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Texas,” said the president of three of the states at stake last Tuesday. “It probably cost him the nomination! He came third in the mass.”
Warren led national polls last summer, but she never managed to build a broad coalition to complete it in the primaries, finishing behind fellow progressive Bernie Sanders and moderate Joe Biden in 14 states on Super Tuesday. .
Warren finished third in Massachusetts behind Biden and Sanders.
(FRANCE 24 with AFP, AP)