#WarrenToBiden and #WarrenToBernie Compete On Twitter After Elizabeth Warren Suspends Campaign Without Endorsing Either Rival

Following Elizabeth Warren's decision on Thursday to suspend her presidential campaign, tens of thousands of Twitter users quickly began urging the Massachusetts senator and her supporters to back either Joe Biden or Bernie Sanders.

Warren, who had failed to pull off any primary or caucus wins, thanked her supporters and declined to endorse one of her two former rivals as she announced her campaign's suspension. Speaking to supporters and reporters outside her home in Cambridge, Massachusetts, she said, "Let's take a deep breath and spend a little time on that."

She added, "We don't have to decide that this minute," referring to a possible endorsement.

Our work continues, the fight goes on, and big dreams never die. From the bottom of my heart, thank you. https://t.co/28kyKe777L

— Elizabeth Warren (@ewarren) March 5, 2020

Sanders and Warren, long-time friends and Senate allies, were largely seen as splitting the progressive vote in the Democratic race, leading many Sanders backers to call for her supporters to quickly align themselves behind the Vermont senator. But Biden supporters and Sanders critics also urged Warren and her backers to consider siding with the former vice president.

The hashtags #WarrenToBernie and #WarrenToBiden became top trending topics on Twitter shortly after the news broke that Warren was ending her campaign.

"Willing to bet that the vast majority of @ewarren voters are #WarrenToBiden. Why? Because they are good faith, honest and honorable DEMOCRATS... just like @SenWarren," Fernand R. Amandi, who hosts the Strange Days podcast, tweeted.

Willing to bet that the vast majority of @ewarren voters are #WarrenToBiden.

Why?

Because they are good faith, honest and honorable DEMOCRATS.

... just like @SenWarren.

— Fernand R. Amandi (@AmandiOnAir) March 5, 2020

"#ThankYouElizabeth. I am a #WarrentoBiden voter. Are you?" op-ed writer and podcast host Holly Figueroa O'Reilly tweeted.

#ThankYouElizabeth.
I am a #WarrentoBiden voter.
Are you? https://t.co/XNuXhsDJR5

— Holly Figueroa O'Reilly (@AynRandPaulRyan) March 5, 2020

"I hope @ewarren's supporters give strong consideration to @JoeBiden. Joe never personally attacked Liz & always believed a woman could be president," Chris D. Jackson, a county commissioner in Tennessee, wrote. "If you are looking for an inclusive campaign who will always treat you with respect, #TeamJoe is where it's at! #WarrenToBiden."

I hope @ewarren's supporters give strong consideration to @JoeBiden. Joe never personally attacked Liz & always believed a woman could be president.

If you are looking for an inclusive campaign who will always treat you with respect, #TeamJoe is where it's at! #WarrenToBiden pic.twitter.com/pabqmOyyHI

— Chris D. Jackson (@ChrisDJackson) March 5, 2020

Meanwhile, Sanders supporters urged Warren and her supporters to back her former progressive rival. Some former Warren backers also got behind the hashtag.

"I hope and pray @ewarren endorses #Bernie. She ran an exceptional campaign and even though things got tense in the end, it would be greeted with massive respect and love from #NotMeUs," Peter Daou, a former adviser to Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, tweeted. "She would cement a powerful legacy of principle. #WarrenToBernie."

I hope and pray @ewarren endorses #Bernie.

She ran an exceptional campaign and even though things got tense in the end, it would be greeted with massive respect and love from #NotMeUs.

She would cement a powerful legacy of principle.#WarrenToBernie

— Peter Daou (@peterdaou) March 4, 2020

Writer Mey Rude posted: "ok fellow #WarrenDemocrat it's time to rally behind bernie and not just vote for him but CAMPAIGN for him. we can and will win together #WarrenToBernie."

ok fellow #WarrenDemocrat it’s time to rally behind bernie and not just vote for him but CAMPAIGN for him. we can and will win together #WarrenToBernie

— Mey Rude (@meyrude) March 5, 2020

Actress Julie Gonzalo wrote: "#thankyouelizabethwarren I voted for you because I believed how hard you would fight for the American people. Sad to see you go. Let's all unite now and win this race #WarrenToBernie."

#thankyouelizabethwarren I voted for you because I believed how hard you would fight for the American people. Sad to see you go. Let’s all unite now and win this race #WarrenToBernie https://t.co/Ot3yAH2jvm

— Julie Gonzalo (@julie_gonzalo) March 5, 2020

Both Sanders and Biden congratulated Warren on Twitter after her announcement.

The senator tweeted: "@ewarren has taken on the most powerful corporate interests because she cares about those who have been left behind. Without her, the progressive movement would not be nearly as strong as it is today. I know that she'll stay in this fight and we are grateful that she will."

"Senator @EWarren is the fiercest of fighters for middle class families. Her work in Washington, in Massachusetts, and on the campaign trail has made a real difference in people's lives. We needed her voice in this race, and we need her continued work in the Senate," the former vice president wrote.

Biden, Warren and Sanders
Elizabeth Warren greets Bernie Sanders as Joe Biden looks on at the January 14 Democratic debate in Des Moines, Iowa. Scott Olson/Getty

Many others simply tweeted their appreciation for Warren and her campaign's message, making the hashtag #ThankYouElizabeth trend.

"Today is a hard day for so many people who love and respect @ewarren and admire her campaign — and I include myself in that," Democratic Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, who has endorsed Sanders, tweeted. "Elizabeth Warren is a progressive lion, a champion for working families, and her commitment to inclusivity is exemplary. Thank you for being a role model."