Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren, who could help energize Democrats ahead of the November election, will take her involvement in the presidential race to a new level with harsh criticism of the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump.
Warren will make the comments on the same stage as Vice President Joe Biden at a convention of the American Constitution Society on Thursday in Washington, two days after Hillary Clinton claimed the Democratic nomination.
Neither Warren nor Biden has made an official endorsement yet, and their backing and involvement in a presidential campaign would be coveted by Clinton because of their ability to sway working-class and liberal voters in battleground states. Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has said he’ll continue his battle for the Democratic nomination for the time being, which has made some in the party reluctant to formally endorse Clinton.
Warren, a Democrat, plans to attack Trump over comments he made about a federal judge. Trump had said that U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, who is overseeing lawsuits against Trump University, is biased against Trump, citing the judge’s Mexican descent.
“Donald Trump chose racism as his weapon, but his aim is exactly the same as the rest of the Republicans,” Warren said in prepared remarks. “Pound the courts into submission to the rich and powerful.”