Sen. Elizabeth Warren would not commit to serving out her full six-year term during a debate Tuesday night, further fanning speculation of a 2020 presidential run.
The Massachusetts Democrat dodged the question, saying, “I guarantee this: No matter what I do, I will work for the people of the commonwealth of Massachusetts,” according to The Republican.
She said she will “take a look at running for president” after the midterm elections. That phrasing is almost identical to a comment she made last month.
“After Nov. 6 I will take a hard look at running for president,” Warren told a town hall in September.
At the debate, Republican challenger Geoff Diehl accused Warren of putting her rumored White House ambitions before her constituents.
“Ironically, my opponent and President [Donald] Trump do have something in common: Neither one wants to be a senator from Massachusetts, but both want to be president,” he said.
Pundits started speculating in earnest that Warren will launch a presidential bid when she released the results of a genetic test that experts said showed a distant Native American ancestor. The gambit was viewed as an attempt to defuse President Donald Trump’s allegation that she unfairly benefited from affirmative action by fraudulently claiming Native heritage.
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