Durbin: Warren 'excellent choice' for vice president

Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinTrump judicial nominee delayed amid GOP pushback Schumer seeks focus on health care amid impeachment fever Senators take fundraising efforts to Nats playoff games MORE (D-Ill.) said Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren warns Facebook may help reelect Trump 'and profit off of it' Martin Luther King Jr.'s daughter knocks Zuckerberg for invoking her father while defending Facebook Overnight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union — House Dems advance drug pricing bill | Cases of vaping-related lung illnesses near 1,500 | Juul suspends sales of most e-cigarette flavors MORE (D-Mass.) would be an "excellent choice" for presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonFarrow: Clinton staff raised concerns over Weinstein reporting Perry says Trump directed him to discuss Ukraine with Giuliani: report The Memo: Once the front-runner, Biden now vulnerable 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 BrownCritics pounce as Facebook crypto project stumbles Trump administration blocked consumer watchdog from public service loan forgiveness program: report Democrats fear Ohio slipping further away in 2020 MORE (Ohio), Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineLawmakers set to host fundraisers focused on Nats' World Series trip The Hill's 12:30 Report: Washington mourns loss of Elijah Cummings GOP cautions Graham against hauling Biden before Senate MORE (Va.) and Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharOvernight Health Care — Presented by National Taxpayers Union — House Dems advance drug pricing bill | Cases of vaping-related lung illnesses near 1,500 | Juul suspends sales of most e-cigarette flavors 2020 Democrats tell LGBTQ teens they're not alone on Spirit Day 'We lost a giant': 2020 Democrats mourn the death of Elijah Cummings 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 TrumpDemocratic senator rips Trump's 'let them fight' remarks: 'Enough is enough' Warren warns Facebook may help reelect Trump 'and profit off of it' Trump touts Turkey cease-fire: 'Sometimes you have to let them fight' 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.”