Warren: 'I’m still cheering Bernie on’
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenDems look to keep tax on billionaires in spending bill Six big off-year elections you might be missing Republican spin on Biden is off the mark MORE (D-Mass.) on Thursday said she has no desire for Bernie SandersBernie SandersRepublican spin on Biden is off the mark Sanders on Medicare expansion in spending package: 'It's not coming out' Briahna Joy Gray: Biden must keep progressive promises or risk losing midterms MORE’s exit from the Democratic presidential primary.

“He has put the right issues on the table both for the Democratic Party and for the country in general so I’m still cheering Bernie on,” she said while touring a community healthcare center in Quincy, Mass., according to The Associated Press.

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“He’s out there,” Warren added when asked if she thinks the Independent Vermont senator should suspend his presidential campaign. "He fights from the heart. This is who Bernie is.”

Warren refused comment on who she voted for in Massachusetts’s Democratic presidential primary earlier this month, the AP reported. She also said she plans on making an endorsement but would not elaborate further on her pick.

The Massachusetts lawmaker argued that both Sanders and Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSuper PACs release ad campaign hitting Vance over past comments on Trump I voted for Trump in 2020 — he proved to be the ultimate RINO in 2021 Neera Tanden tapped as White House staff secretary MORE offer voters better options on healthcare than their GOP counterparts.

“While the Democrats are saying, ‘Gee, is the right answer to the Affordable Care Act in the following six ways or go all the way to single payer [healthcare]?’ — which is a good debate to have — the Republicans are saying they are going to repeal the Affordable Care Act and replace it with something they can’t describe,” she said.

Warren additionally blasted Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpSix big off-year elections you might be missing Twitter suspends GOP Rep. Banks for misgendering trans health official Meghan McCain to Trump: 'Thanks for the publicity' MORE, arguing the billionaire routinely exaggerates his business acumen.

“Donald Trump claims that the reason he’s qualified to be president of the United States is that he is a very, very, very successful businessman. Donald Trump is not a great business success, and it’s time he’s called out on it.”

Trump’s fortune, Warren added, is cultivated “by cheating people, by defrauding people and by skipping out on paying for Chapter 11” bankruptcy protection.