Elizabeth Warren Quote About Joe Biden Selling Out Women Resurfaces Amid Speculation Over Who She'll Endorse

Comments made by Senator Elizabeth Warren in 2003 about Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden resurfaced on Thursday amid speculation over which campaign she'll endorse after dropping out of the 2020 race.

"Biden should not be allowed to sell out women in the morning and be heralded as their friend in the evening," Warren said in 2003, according to a book co-written by Warren and Amelia Warren Tyagi, called The Two Income Trap: Why Middle-Class Mothers and Fathers Are Going Broke.

Warren dropped out of the Democratic race earlier today without immediately endorsing another candidate. The move led to speculation that she could throw her support behind Biden, rather than Senator Bernie Sanders. When reporters asked her to indicate who she would support on Thursday, Warren declined to give a direct answer.

"Let's take a deep breath and spend a little time on that," Warren said. "We don't have to decide right this minute."

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As a former Democratic senator Biden was a supporter of the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act, a bill filled with reforms that would have made it more difficult to seek bankruptcy protection. Warren, however, believed bankruptcy could help families who were in serious financial distress.

Warren suggested that the National Organization of Women (NOW) showed public support for Biden because of his support for the Violence Against Women Act, an anti-domestic violence bill.

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Democratic presidential candidate Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren announces the suspension of her presidential campaign in Cambridge, Massachusetts on Thursday. Amanda Sabga/AFP/Getty

"Apparently, [Biden's] support of this bill trumped any concerns the group might have had over the fact that Senator Biden is 'the leading Democratic proponent' and 'one of the... strongest supporters' of the very bankruptcy bill against which NOW Legal Defense had fought so hard," Warren wrote.

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"The point is not to discredit other worthy causes or to pit one disadvantaged group against one another," Warren continued. "Nor would we suggest that battered women deserve less help or that subsidized day care is unimportant. The point is simply that family economics should not be left to giant corporations and paid lobbyists, and senators like Joe Biden should not be allowed to sell out women in the morning and be heralded as their friend in the evening."

Newsweek reached out to Warren for comment but did not receive a response in time for publication.

Warren referred to Biden as a "Washington insider" during her campaign, indicating that as president, he would not bring change to the White House.

"Nominating a man who says we do not need any fundamental change in this country will not meet this moment," Warren said during a rally in Los Angeles on Monday. "Nominating someone who wants to restore the world before Donald Trump, when the status quo has been leaving more and more people behind for decades is a big risk for our party and our country."

Warren has also previously accused Sanders of sexism, saying that he had told her in a private meeting that a woman could never be elected president.

"Among the topics that came up [in the meeting] was what would happen if Democrats nominated a female candidate," Warren said in a January statement. "I thought a woman could win; he disagreed."

Sanders denied Warren's claims during the Iowa debate in January. "Anybody that knows me knows that it's incomprehensible that I think that a woman couldn't be president of the United States," the Vermont senator said.

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