Sen. Elizabeth Warren officially ended her 2020 race for the White House Thursday afternoon; telling staffers and top advisors that “the fight goes on” to take down President Trump this November.
“I want to start with the news. I want all of you to hear it first, and I want you to hear it straight from me: Today, I’m suspending our campaign for president,” said Warren.
“I know that when we set out, this was not what you ever wanted to hear. It is not the call I ever wanted to make. But I refuse to let disappointment blind me — or you — to what we’ve accomplished. We didn’t reach our goal, but what we have done together — what you have done — has made a lasting difference. It’s not the scale of the difference we wanted to make, but it matters — and the changes will have ripples for years to come,” she added.
“Our work continues, the fight goes on, and big dreams never die,” Warren told her staff.
Read her full statement here.
BREAKING REPORT: Elizabeth Warren to End 2020 Presidential Campaign After Super Tuesday Disaster
Senator Elizabeth Warren will suspend her 2020 presidential campaign Thursday following her disastrous performance during the Super Tuesday primaries, reports the New York Times.
“Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts plans to drop out of the presidential race on Thursday and will inform her staff of her plans later this morning, according to a person close to her, ending a run defined by an avalanche of policy plans that aimed to pull the Democratic Party to the left and appealed to enough voters to make her briefly a front-runner last fall, but that proved unable to translate excitement from elite progressives into backing from the party’s more working-class and diverse base,” reports the New York Times.
Scoop: 🚨 WARREN will do call with all staff call shortly and announce afternoon visit to her Chalreston HQ. News: she's dropping outhttps://t.co/lz1tEkSNV6
— Steadman™ (@AsteadWesley) March 5, 2020
— The Hill (@thehill) March 5, 2020
“Though her support had eroded by Super Tuesday, in her final weeks as a candidate she effectively drove the centrist billionaire, former New York Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, out of the race with debate performances that flashed her evident skills and political potential,” adds the newspaper.
UPDATE: Warren Says ‘Medicare for All’ Will Cover Everyone ‘Regardless of Immigration Status’
Sen. Elizabeth Warren doubled-down on her demands to provide free healthcare to all illegal migrants living in the United States Friday; saying her ‘Medicare for All’ proposal would apply to everyone “regardless of immigration status.”
“Why did you decide to include people regardless of immigration status?” asked one audience member.
“Medicare for All, as I put this together, covers everyone; regardless of immigration status, and that’s it,” fired-back Warren.
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 8, 2019
At the same event, Warren also called for an end of deportations from the United States for illegal immigrants; saying it would provide a path forward on comprehensive reform.
“I am open to suspending deportations, particularly as a way to push Congress for comprehensive immigration reform,” Warren told the crowd.
Elizabeth Warren: "I am open to suspending deportations as a way to push Congress for comprehensive immigration reform." pic.twitter.com/FH3nyahyDo
— Chris Martin (@chrisjdmartin) November 8, 2019
Warren’s comments come hours after Sen. Bernie Sanders unveiled his own immigration plan should he take the White House in 2020.
Sanders unveiled his latest immigration proposal Thursday; calling for the elimination of ICE, a stop in federal deportations, the admission of 50,000 ‘Climate Migrants’ and free healthcare for all.
“My father came to America as a refugee without a nickel in his pocket, to escape widespread anti-Semitism and find a better life,” Sanders said in a press release. “As the proud son of an immigrant, I know that my father’s story is the story of so many Americans today.”
“When I am in the White House we will stop the hatred towards our immigrant brothers and sisters, end family separation, and locking children up in cages. We will end the ICE raids that are terrorizing our communities, and on my first day as president, I will use my executive power to protect our immigrant communities and reverse every single horrific action implemented by Trump,” he said.
“Immigration is not a threat to national security,” his plan says. “It is long past time we break up the Department of Homeland Security and refocus its mission on keeping our country safe and responding effectively to emergencies.”