Elizabeth Warren Will Take 'Hard Look' at Running for President in 2020, Massachusetts Senator Says

Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren said on Saturday she would take a "hard look" at running for president following the midterm elections. During a town hall in Holyoke, Massachusetts, Warren confirmed she'd consider running.

"It's time for women to go to Washington and fix our broken government and that includes a woman at the top," she said, according to The Hill. "After November 6, I will take a hard look at running for president."

Warren weighed in on President Donald Trump during the town hall, saying he was "taking this county in the wrong direction.

"I am worried down to my bones about what Donald Trump is doing to our democracy," she said.

Warren has been outspoken in her criticism of Trump and his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In a tweet on Friday, Warren said "of course we need an FBI investigation before voting."

A poll released on Thursday, however, showed a majority of Warren's own constituents do not think she should run in 2020. Fifty-eight percent of "likely' Massachusetts voters said the senator should not run, according to the Suffolk University Political Research Center/Boston Globe poll. Thirty-two percent supported such a run. The poll showed more support for a run by former Governor Deval Patrick, with 38 percent supporting a potential run and 48 percent against it.

Other high profile Democratic names discussed in regard to a potential 2020 run include former Vice President Joe Biden and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Biden said he would decide officially by January, the Associated Press reported.

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Senator Elizabeth Warren speaks at a rally held for Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez (L) and congressional Democratic candidate Ayanna Pressley (2nd L) on September 9, 2018, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Photo by Scott Eisen/Getty Images