Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) is expected to officially announce her bid for the presidency on Saturday in a city rife with significant symbols for her candidacy, while carrying political weight that is all too real. Warren made the announcement in Lawrence, Massachusetts at the Everett Mills, the site of the famous Bread and Roses workers strike in 1912. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) - introduced Warren Saturday and revealed his endorsement of Warren.
"We are here to say enough is enough", said Warren in her remarks.
In the announcement, she called President Trump "the latest - and most extreme - symptom of what's gone wrong in America".
"When I talk about this, some rich guys scream 'class warfare!' Well, let me tell you something, these same rich guys have been waging class warfare against hard-working people for decades - I say it's time to fight back." she said.
"Our fight is for big, structural change", said the MA senator, who throughout her speech invoked popular policies like Medicare for All, a Green New Deal, a wealth tax, and ambitious criminal justice reform.
"This is the fight of our lives".
Rawding added that she's thrilled Warren chose Lawrence to launch her 2020 Democratic presidential run, particularly in wake of the deadly September gas explosions that impacted the city and surrounding communities.
"Elizabeth Warren has already been exposed as a fraud by the Native Americans she impersonated and disrespected to advance her professional career, and the people of MA she deceived to get elected", campaign manager Brad Parscale said in a statement.
Despite sub-zero temperatures and a blustery wind, an estimated crowd of several thousand turned out to hear the MA senator pledge to fight corruption in Washington, level the economic playing field and reform the U.S. democratic process.
While Vennochi's intentions may be to find the best candidate to beat Trump in the next election, doesn't she realize that every candidate on the Democratic side will be exposed by the Republican attack machine as having some so-called fatal flaw? She should have put all this to rest years ago when it first came up in her 2012 Senate campaign against Scott Brown. To announce the results of the DNA test, Warren used a campaign-style video that tried to directly address questions about her background. "I think the story needs to come back to more of that, which is hard in this day and age".
Warren has been a frontrunner among democrats in the presidential running for months now.
Her platform includes a tax on the richest 75,000 Americans. "Today, millions and millions and millions of American families are also struggling to survive in a system that's been rigged-rigged by the wealthy and the well-connected", Warren told the crowd of supporters. "I want to see a revival of civic grace".
Since launching her exploratory committee, Warren has traveled to Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina and Puerto Rico to meet with voters and test out her 2020 message. Kamala Harris of California and Bernie Sanders of Vermont.