As her name is floated for vice president, Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren will formally back Hillary Clinton for president on Thursday.
MSNBC said Thursday that Warren will appear on liberal talker Rachel Maddow’s show for a live interview to announce her support for the presumptive Democratic nominee.
Clinton’s chief competitor in the Democratic race for president, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, has not yet conceded the race to Clinton. But on Thursday, a slew of Democrats, including President Obama, endorsed her in the wake of her win in California’s primary this week. Others include Martin O’Malley, the former governor of Maryland, who also ran for president.
Announcing his support, Obama said Thursday: “Look, I know how hard this job can be. That’s why I know Hillary will be so good at it. In fact, I don’t think there’s ever been someone so qualified to hold this office. She’s go the courage, the compassion, and the heart, to get the job done. And I say that as somebody who had to debate her more than 20 times.”
Her endorsement comes as Senate Democratic leader Harry Reid reportedly wants Clinton to choose Warren as her running mate.