Democratic senator takes major step towards White House bid

1 January, 2019 12:00 AM printer

WASHINGTON: Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren—a fierce critic of Donald Trump—on Monday took a major step towards a likely run for president, seeking to upset the incumbent Republican in 2020, reports AFP.    

The 69-year-old Warren, who has represented Massachusetts in the Senate since 2013, is a progressive Democrat. She said she was launching an exploratory committee for president, which would help her raise funds early in the campaign cycle.

“America’s middle class is under attack,” she said in a video message on Twitter.

“How did we get here? Billionaires and big corporations decided they wanted more of the pie, and they enlisted politicians to cut them a fatter slice.”

“Every person in America should be able to work hard, play by the same set of rules, & take care of themselves & the people they love,” Warren said.