Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., met privately with presumptive Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton on Friday, spurring speculation that she may be on the short list of possible running-mates.
The meeting took place at Clinton’s home in Washington, D.C. a day after the New England progressive endorsed her for the presidency.
The Washington Post reported the two have met multiple times in recent weeks. A Clinton-Warren ticket would of course double-down on the historic nature of the Democratic ticket, with not only the first female nominee of a major political party, but a female running mate.
Two women have been chosen for the slot in the past: Democrat Geraldine Ferraro as Walter Mondale’s running mate in 1984, and Republican Sarah Palin in 2008 to run with John McCain.
BREAKING: Senator Elizabeth Warren arrives for meeting at Hillary Clinton’s home https://t.co/yUWPCN2IOY
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 10, 2016
Warren is considered to be to the left of Hillary Clinton politically, which may appeal to Bernie Sanders supporters, who doubt Clinton’s progressive bona fides, given her support for the Iraq War and close ties to Wall Street.
Warren has dedicated nearly all of her tweets during the last month to attacking presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.
.@realDonaldTrump: Your policies are dangerous. Your words are reckless. Your record is embarrassing. And your free ride is over.
— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) May 11, 2016
No, seriously — Delete your account. https://t.co/O1u7oc0jAR
— Elizabeth Warren (@elizabethforma) June 10, 2016
Trump, in turn, has called Warren “Pocahontas,” a reference to the former Harvard Law professor listing her ethnicity as Native American in the school’s directory from 1986 to 1995. The prestigious institution, based on her claim, listed Warren as a minority member of the faculty to tout its ethnic diversity.
Several genealogists looked into the matter after Warren’s claim became an issue in her 2012 senate campaign. The New England Historic Genealogical Society did discover the senator’s great great great grandmother may be Cherokee, based on an electronic transcript of an 1894 marriage application, but the genealogists were not able to find the actual record or a photographic copy of it.
Billionaire Mark Cuban, whose name has also been floated as a potential Clinton running mate, told Fox Business on Friday that he would likely vote for Donald Trump, if the former secretary of state chose Warren.
Cuban believes the answer for the country is in the political center. “Elizabeth Warren has accomplished a lot in her life, but taking it that far left would be a huge mistake, any more than if Donald Trump went the other way.”
— FOX Business (@FoxBusiness) June 10, 2016