The 2020 Presidential campaign kicked off New Year’s Eve with the announcement that U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) was forming an exploratory committee.
In a video to supporters, Warren said “America’s middle class is under attack.”
After announcing her exploratory committee, Warren gave her first interview to MSNBC journalistRachel Maddow, calling President Donald Trump an “accelerate” for corruption.
Warren told Maddow she hoped candidates in the Democratic primaries would “link arms” in solidarity of grassroots funding over billionaire benefactors.
First elected to the Senate in 2012, Warren is widely credited for helping create the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. She has been ridiculed by President Trump over claims of Native American heritage, which DNA tests proved were false. At rallies, Trump dubbed Warren, “Pocahontas.”
Before entering the political realm, Warren was a law professor at Harvard Law School, where she taught courses on bankruptcy, contracts and commercial law and authored four best-selling books. Warren, 69, is married to fellow Harvard Law School professor Bruce Mann and has three grandchildren.
Meanwhile, 10 LGB people – all Democrats -- were sworn in to the 116th U.S. Congress on Thursday. They are: Senator Tammy Baldwin of Wisconsin, Senator Kyrsten Sinema of Arizona, Congressman David Cicilline of Rhode Island, Congressman Sean Patrick Maloney of New York, Congressman Mark Pocan of Wisconsin, Congresswoman Angie Craig of Minnesota, Congresswoman Sharice Davids of Kansas, Congresswoman Katie Hill and Congressman Mark Takano of California and Congressman Chris Pappas of New Hampshire.