Earlier today, CNN reported that Vice President Joe Biden met privately with Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren at his Naval Observatory residence. The meeting is assumed to be 2016 related, as speculation that the Vice President will jump into the race has been reaching new heights. If Biden receives support from Senator Warren, it will rally the party’s left wing for him, increasing his chances of overtaking the unstable Clinton campaign.
“The meeting between Biden and Warren, confirmed by two people familiar with the session, is the biggest indication yet that Biden is feeling out influential Democrats before announcing his intentions.
Beloved by liberal Democrats, Warren decided to sit out a campaign of her own, but she has yet to formally endorse a candidate. In an interview on Friday, she told WBZ in Boston: “I don’t think anyone has been anointed.”
The vice president arrived in Washington shortly before lunchtime, even though his official schedule said he was planning to spend the weekend at his home in Delaware.
Kendra Barkoff, a Biden spokeswoman, declined to comment on the meeting. But an aide to Biden confirmed a meeting, telling CNN: “The vice president traveled last minute to Washington, D.C. for a private meeting and will be returning to Delaware.”
Another source familiar with the meeting told CNN that Warren went to the meeting at Biden’s request.”