Elizabeth Warren reportedly plans to ask Joe Biden to join his cabinet as Treasury secretary if he wins the election

Lauren Frias
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FILE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidates former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Elizabeth Warren pose together at the start of the fourth U.S. Democratic presidential candidates 2020 election debate at Otterbein University in Westerville, Ohio U.S., October 15, 2019. REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton/File Photo
FILE PHOTO: Democratic presidential candidates Biden and Warren pose together in Westerville Reuters
  • Sen. Elizabeth Warren wants to be a part of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden's cabinet as Treasury secretary if he wins the election, Politico reported Thursday.

  • Three Democratic officials who are close with Warren's inner circle told Politico that the Massachusetts senator wants to ask Biden for a position in his administration.

  • "A fourth Democratic source who spoke with former Warren staffers said if Warren does not get the Treasury spot, she would likely want to stay in the Senate and push for a seat on the chamber's influential Finance Committee, which oversees the agency," according to the Politico report.

  • Warren threw her support behind Biden after ending her own presidential campaign earlier this year.

  • If Biden were to tap Warren as Treasury secretary, the progressive lawmaker would be tasked with handling with the economic fallout of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

  • "It's five days out, we're focused on the election and encourage everyone else to be as well," Kristen Orthman, a spokesperson for Warren, told Politico.

  • Sara Nelson, president of the Association of Flight Attendants labor union who was not familiar with Warren's plans, told Politico that Warren would "be the person to meet the moment."

  • "She understands all the failed strategies in the past in terms of how to rebuild the economy and how to shore up average Americans," Nelson told Politico.

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