CINCINNATI (AP) — Hillary Clinton is taking the stage with Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who is calling Clinton a fighter who “has never backed down.”
Clinton and Warren joined hands and waved to a cheering crowd in their first joint appearance. Warren told the crowd in Cincinnati, Ohio, “I’m here today because I’m with her,” and said Democrats would “work our hearts out” to make Clinton president.
Warren is offering a harsh critique of Republican Donald Trump. She says he looks “goofy” in his trademark baseball cap. She warns that Trump “will crush you into the dirt to get whatever he wants.”
Warren is a darling of liberals in the Democratic Party and considered a possible running mate for Clinton.
2 NEWS asked Cedarville University Political Science Professor, Dr. Mark Caleb Smith about the possibility. He says that would be a revealing pick for Clinton because Warren is somewhat of a hero on the left. He said while it might help solidify her party and make her more appealing to young Sanders supporters it would do nothing to appeal to moderate or independent voters.
Clinton outlined 5 goals to turn the economy around including breaking through the dysfunction of Washington.
“Let’s learn how to listen to each other and work together again. I am determined to break through the gridlock,” said Clinton.
Trump supporters were outside the campaign event with signs. One of the protesters told 2 NEWS, “Trump is the best because he is his own man. He doesn’t answer to anybody.”
Hamilton County GOP Chair, Alex Triantafilou said, “Hillary Clinton has a job killing agenda for Ohio whether it’s coal or manufacturing. Donald Trump has a plan to bring manufacturing jobs back to the United States.” He adds, “America is tired of the same old thing from politicians so you know in the republican party this year we are offering a non-politician.”
Clinton said the Supreme Court’s ruling to strike down Texas’ regulation of abortion clinics is “a victory for women in Texas and across America.”
The Democratic presidential candidate says in a signed posting to Twitter that a “safe abortion should be a right-not just on paper, but in reality.”
The justices voted 5-3 on Monday in support of the Texas clinics that argued the regulations were an attempt to make it harder for women to get an abortion.
Clinton says the “fight isn’t over,” adding that the “next president has to protect women’s health. Women won’t be ‘punished’ for exercising their basic rights.”
2 NEWS caught up with Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley before the campaign event.
“She knows what it takes to govern, she knows the role local government can play in partnership with the federal government and she’s gonna get stuff done, which is something we desperately need,” said Whaley.