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Senator Warren Says She'll Take ‘Hard Look’ At White House Run

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    Sen. Warren Says She'll Think About White House Run

    The senator said she'll consider the idea after the midterms.

    (Published Saturday, Sept. 29, 2018)

    Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren said Saturday that she will take a "hard look at running for President" after the November midterms are over.

    Warren's comments were in response to a question at a town hall, where an attendee asked her if she might run for President.

    Warren said that her primary focus right now is helping Democrats win back majorities in both the House and Senate this fall, but then turned her attention to the current White House resident.

    "But let's face it: Donald Trump is taking this country in the wrong direction," she said. "I am worried down to my bones about what Donald Trump is doing to our democracy."

    She then spoke about Thursday's hearing, in which Dr. Christine Blasey Ford answered questions for hours about her account that Supreme Court pick Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her.

    "I watched powerful men helping a powerful man make it to an even more powerful position," Warren said. She added that it is now time "for women to go to Washington to fix our broken government, and that includes a woman at the top."

    Her opponent in the Senate race, Geoff Diehl, said Warren's statement "confirms what we've been saying all along, that is, she is really not committed to Massachusetts."

    But as the week in Washington has shown, with Judge Brett Kavanaugh now under a limited FBI investigation regarding sexual misconduct allegations, a lot can change in just a few days -- let alone between now and the midterms.