The Boston Globe has reported that all signs are pointing to Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton choosing Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren as her running mate. This would be the first ticket in American history with a two woman team.
According to the Globe, one of the main players in the situation is Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid who had initially said he hopes Clinton wouldn’t choose a Senator.
‘Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid has been actively reviewing Massachusetts rules for filling a US Senate vacancy, another indication of the seriousness with which Democrats are gaming out the possibility of Elizabeth Warren joining likely presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s ticket.’
‘The upshot of Reid’s review is that the Senate Democrats may have found an avenue to block or at least narrow GOP Governor Charlie Baker’s ability to name a temporary replacement and prevent the Senate from flipping to a Democratic majority if Warren were to leave the chamber. That suggests the issue is not as significant an obstacle as Reid previously feared.’
The Globe was pretty specific in reporting how Reid plans to hamstring the Massachusetts Governor:
‘ In the event of a Senate or House vacancy, Massachusetts currently requires a special election to be held within 145 to 160 days. In the interim, the governor has the authority to appoint a successor. But Reid’s team has identified a portion of the law that allows an officeholder to start the special election clock by filing a resignation letter, but also announcing an intention to vacate the seat at a later date.’
‘In theory, Warren could file such a letter 145 days before the Jan. 20, 2017 inauguration and successfully block Baker from picking any temporary replacement.’
You can be sure that Warren is certainly one of Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s most effective critics. Donald can’t seem to handle her, resorting to name calling by referring to her as “Pocahontas” due to her Native American Heritage.