Second meeting in recent weeks…
Now that Trump has named Mike Pence as his VP, all eyes are turning to the Democrats to see who Hillary Clinton will choose as her running mate.
A recent meeting has people wondering about one particular Senator.
The Hill reports:
Clinton meets with Warren amid VP speculation
Hillary Clinton met with Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) on Friday amid a string of conversations with advisers aimed at closing in on a running mate, according to multiple reports.
They met at Clinton’s home in Washington, D.C., NBC’s Monica Alba reported. The meeting reportedly lasted about an hour.
It’s the second time in recent weeks that Warren has visited the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee’s home. Members of the media closely followed Warren’s private meeting with Clinton last month after the Massachusetts senator formally endorsed her.
Warren wasn’t the only potential running mate who met with Clinton on Friday.
Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper also met with Clinton at her D.C. home for about an hour, according to NBC News.
Late last month, the Democratic governor said he “briefly” spoke with the former secretary of State about her search for a vice presidential candidate while Clinton was in Denver.
Some people think Warren would be a good running mate for Clinton because it would help bring the Bernie supporters around. However, many of them feel betrayed by Warren for her endorsement of Clinton.
The other problem is that Hillary probably wouldn’t want to share the stage with another female politician who would take the spotlight away from her.
Hillary Chabot of the Boston Herald points out one other issue:
U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s mysterious Native American back story could inflate the voter distrust already plaguing Hillary Clinton’s campaign — and even overshadow the former first lady as Donald Trump ratchets up his “fake Indian” rhetoric.
“It’s like we’re cannon fodder,” said Cherokee Twila Barnes of the explosive exchanges between Warren and Trump that have dominated the 2016 campaign. Warren’s claim of Native American heritage, first reported by the Boston Herald, has become a flash point in the race and Trump has even dubbed the Bay State senator, “Pocahontas.”
Barnes added, “We’re being hurled back and forth, but no one is listening to our voice.”
What’s been lost in the political clashes, said Barnes, is that Warren refuses to release university records that would clear up whether she used her heritage to benefit her career.
Warren, whose 2012 campaign appeared to be broadsided by the controversy, changed her story several times about whether she had listed herself as a Native American and whether she told Harvard Law School and other universities about her heritage.
The senator listed herself as Native American in the Association of American Law Schools directory between 1986 and 1995, a publication used by law schools as a hiring tool. She later admitted that she told faculty at Harvard Law School and the University of Pennsylvania about her heritage, but said she didn’t tell them until after they hired her.
Elizabeth Warren has never been vetted on a national stage. If she’s chosen as Clinton’s running mate, all her baggage will come with her.DONATE
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