Keeping her options open…
Massachusetts senator Elizabeth Warren blatantly dodged simple questions from CBS News reporters this week who wanted to know why she hasn’t endorsed a Democratic candidate and if she believed Hillary Clinton should release the transcripts of her speeches to Goldman Sachs.
Could she be angling for the position of Hillary’s VP? Inquiring minds want to know.
Nick Gass of Politico has the details:
Warren won’t say whether Clinton should release Goldman Sachs transcripts
Sen. Elizabeth Warren declined multiple opportunities on Thursday to say whether Hillary Clinton should release the transcripts of her paid speeches to Goldman Sachs and other financial institutions.
The Massachusetts Democrat and progressive icon, who has not publicly endorsed Clinton or Bernie Sanders, was pressed on the issue during an interview with “CBS This Morning.”
“Look, I think that our candidates are out doing what they should be doing in a primary. They are debating the issues,” said Warren, whose outspokenness against Wall Street has fueled and defined her career both in and out of Congress.
Anchor Norah O’Donnell interjected, noting that the senator had not answered her question, which has persisted as an issue throughout the Democratic primary even as the former secretary of state has amassed a large lead over Sanders in delegates.
“They answer for themselves,” Warren responded, dodging again. “What I’m doing is I’m telling you what I think should be going on right now in this primary.”
O’Donnell followed up: “It’s a yes-or-no question. Should she release the transcripts or not?”
Here’s a video of the exchange. Pertinent subject begins at the 2:10 mark:
Getting back to the VP question, we’re not the only ones who are speculating.
From AOL News:
MSNBC host suggests Sen. Elizabeth Warren is vying to be Clinton’s vice president
MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski predicted Friday that one senator is positioning herself to be Hillary Clinton’s running mate.
The “Morning Joe” co-host showed a clip of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), during which she was asked if Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton should release transcripts of her Wall Street speeches.
“I think what’s really happening here is that Elizabeth Warren might be trying to negotiate herself a very good position in whatever the Clinton administration might look like,” Brzezinski prefaced the clip.
Warren was “dancing around the topic” with her response to the question, saying, “I think that our candidates are doing exactly what they should do in a primary. They are debating the issues.”
“I think she’s going to be veep,” the host responded to the clip. “There must be something at play here.”
Brzezinski suggested there “must be some sort of negotiations underway” between Warren and Clinton in regards to a running-mate.
Note to the GOP: We’ve already done much of the opposition research.
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