Durbin: Warren 'excellent choice' for vice president

Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinSenate Democrats push Trump to permanently shutter migrant detention facility House panel investigating decision to resume federal executions To combat domestic terrorism, Congress must equip law enforcement to fight rise in white supremacist attacks MORE (D-Ill.) said Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenGabbard hits DNC over poll criteria for debates The Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch Keystone XL Pipeline gets nod from Nebraska Supreme Court MORE (D-Mass.) would be an "excellent choice" for presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonThe road not taken: Another FBI failure involving the Clintons surfaces DHS cyber agency to prioritize election security, Chinese threats ABC chose a debate moderator who hates Trump 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 BrownBank watchdogs approve rule to loosen ban on risky Wall Street trades Dayton mayor assigned extra security following verbal spat with Trump The Hill's Campaign Report: Battle for Senate begins to take shape MORE (Ohio), Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineA lesson of the Trump, Tlaib, Omar, Netanyahu affair Warren's pledge to avoid first nuclear strike sparks intense pushback Almost three-quarters say minimum age to buy tobacco should be 21: Gallup MORE (Va.) and Amy KlobucharAmy Jean KlobucharGabbard hits DNC over poll criteria for debates The Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch Gabbard, Steyer inch toward making third Democratic debate 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 TrumpThe Hill's Campaign Report: Democratic field begins to shrink ahead of critical stretch To ward off recession, Trump should keep his mouth and smartphone shut Trump: 'Who is our bigger enemy,' Fed chief or Chinese leader? 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.”