Warren: If Biden asked me to be VP, I would say yes

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenBiden risks break with progressives on infrastructure The Memo: The center strikes back Centrists gain foothold in infrastructure talks; cyber attacks at center of Biden-Putin meeting MORE (D-Mass.) said Wednesday that she would agree to running as vice president on the Democratic ticket with presumptive presidential candidate Joe BidenJoe BidenMilitary must better understand sexual assaults to combat them The Hill's Equilibrium — Presented by NextEra Energy — Tasmanian devil wipes out penguin population On The Money: Democrats make full-court press on expanded child tax credit | White House confident Congress will raise debt ceiling MORE.

Asked by MSNBC’s Rachel MaddowRachel Anne MaddowDemocratic group launches seven-figure ad campaign on voting rights bill GOP's attacks on Fauci at center of pandemic message Fauci hits back at GOP criticism over emails: 'It's all nonsense' MORE what she would say if the former vice president asked her to be his running mate, Warren said she would say yes. 

The comments come just hours after Warren endorsed Biden, her former primary opponent, in the race. 


Warren expanded on her endorsement Wednesday during her interview with Maddow, praising Biden for his empathy that she said would be beneficial in leading the country, especially amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

Warren said President TrumpDonald TrumpWhat blue wave? A close look at Texas today tells of a different story Democrats go down to the wire with Manchin Trump's former bodyguard investigated in NY prosectors' probe: report MORE measures crises in terms of what advances his personal political and financial interests. 

“Biden is very different; he is the kind of man who has human empathy,” Warren said. 

“He’s a man who has a good heart and that's what we need in a leader — someone who is steady, who is prepared, but ultimately who cares not just about himself, but cares about everyone," she continued. "That is what's going to get us through this crisis, that is what's going to help us rebuild this country."

Warren has been floated as a possible running mate for Biden, who has already pledged to choose a female running mate. 

Biden said he is considering somewhere between six and 10 candidates for the slot, but it’s unclear if that list includes Warren. 

Warren was among the last of Biden's former presidential primary opponents to endorse him in the race. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's Equilibrium — Presented by NextEra Energy — Tasmanian devil wipes out penguin population Overnight Health Care: Medicaid enrollment reaches new high | White House gives allocation plan for 55M doses | Schumer backs dental, vision, hearing in Medicare Schumer backing plan to add dental, vision and hearing coverage to Medicare MORE (I-Vt.), the last to drop out, endorsed Biden earlier this week. Biden also cinched an endorsement from former President Obama.