Durbin: Warren 'excellent choice' for vice president

Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinElection security bills face GOP buzzsaw Election security bills face GOP buzzsaw The Hill's Morning Report - Trump and House Democrats resume battle MORE (D-Ill.) said Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Biden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team Trump steadfast in denials as support for impeachment grows MORE (D-Mass.) would be an "excellent choice" for presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDemocrats' 2020 Achilles's heel: The Senate Democrats' 2020 Achilles's heel: The Senate House Intel Republican: 'Foolish' not to take info on opponent from foreign ally MORE to pick as her running mate.

"There are several other senators I'd put on that list," he said, but Warren would "certainly be on there," Durbin told Bloomberg News in an interview.

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Durbin did not say if Warren would be the top name on his list. He said he'd also recommend Sens. Sherrod BrownSherrod Campbell BrownCongress can defend against Russia by outlawing anonymous shell companies Democrats ask Fed to probe Trump's Deutsche Bank ties Democrats ask Fed to probe Trump's Deutsche Bank ties MORE (Ohio), Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineTexas raises age to purchase tobacco to 21 Texas raises age to purchase tobacco to 21 Democrats push to make national security a 2020 wedge issue MORE (Va.) and Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharElection security bills face GOP buzzsaw Election security bills face GOP buzzsaw Julián Castro defends going on Fox: I'm focused on 'the people out there watching' MORE (Minn.).

Durbin said there is a "great cast of talented senators who could complement" Clinton's campaign.

Warren reportedly plans to endorse Clinton within a few weeks. The Massachusetts senator said she is currently not interested in becoming Clinton's running mate but has not ruled it out, according to Reuters. 

Warren has increased conversations with Clinton's team in the recent weeks and hopes to advance progressive policy issues like income inequality, the news source reported.

The Massachusetts senator has also been a strong critic of presumptive GOP nominee Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Trump cites tax cuts over judges as having biggest impact of his presidency Ocasio-Cortez claps back at Trump after he cites her in tweet rejecting impeachment MORE in the past, lashing out at the candidate on Twitter.

In an interview Wednesday, Clinton said she is looking at the "most qualified people" to run on a ticket with her, and "that includes women, of course."

“I want to be sure that whoever I pick for vice president is ready to be president immediately," she said in an interview on CNN. "It doesn’t matter to me who the person is as long as that person can really do the job that is required.”