Though Elizabeth Warren was slow to endorse Hillary Clinton, the still-presumptive Democratic nominee for president will look to the liberal MA Senator to energize the party’s convention crowd Monday night.
Warren will be the keynote speaker on the first night of this week’s 2016 Democratic National Convention, where Hillary Clinton’s lifelong work and putting families first will take center stage, a Clinton campaign official told Amanda Terkel of the Huffington Post.
Warren stayed neutral in the race until June 9th, after all states and territories except for the District of Columbia had cast their votes in the Democratic presidential contest. Still, her name was floated as a possible Vice President pick to help Clinton attract disaffected Bernie Sanders’ supporters.
The freshman Senator has spent the last month in a war of words with GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, with Warren expected to stoke the flames with her speech Monday night.
The Democrats have opted to start their convention with some of their party’s biggest names. NJ Sen. Cory Booker, First Lady Michelle Obama and VT Sen. Bernie Sanders are all scheduled to take to the stage Monday night during the 9 p.m. prime-time slot.