Speed Reads

2020 update

Elizabeth Warren endorses Joe Biden for president

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) has joined the pile of Democrats lining up behind former Vice President Joe Biden.

After both Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and former President Barack Obama endorsed Biden's 2020 run, Warren did the same on Wednesday with a video message. Recording from her home, Warren praised how Biden "has spent nearly his entire life in public service," and has the "empathy" needed to govern not just in this moment, but for the future.

Warren was one of the last candidates to drop out of the 2020 primary contest. It was thought she might endorse her fellow progressive and friend Sanders, but she, like Obama, waited to voice any kind of support until there was a single presumptive nominee.