Joe Biden is getting some help with his presidential campaign from an unlikely ally: Elizabeth Warren.
The one-time presidential contender joined her former competitor to surprise supporters of the Biden campaign with phone calls thanking them for their help, The Hill reported Sunday. The news comes as the Massachusetts senator has been floated as a possible running mate for Biden, who has promised to make a woman his vice president.
Warren sells out
During the 2020 Democratic primary race, Warren was known for calling individual donors to thank them for her support. This was, of course, before she sold out and endorsed the candidate of the very establishment she had claimed to be fighting.
But Warren isn’t letting a little thing like integrity get in the way of her personal ambitions, it seems. Having quit the race for the presidency, Warren is now putting her political capital to good use by helping Biden defeat Donald Trump.
As The Hill reported, the Biden campaign released a video on Sunday of Warren and Biden, like old friends, phoning individual donors to thank them for supporting Biden.
“I wanted to call to say thank you for contributing to vice president Biden’s campaign,” Warren tells one supporter in the video.
Biden later joins in: “Carol, this is Joe Biden. I was kidding with the senator a moment ago. I said, you know, I used to call my contributors but I never had as many until she endorsed me.” Watch the clip below, as shared by The Hill:
Will Biden call Warren to be VP?
On the campaign trail, Warren famously called for “big structural change” and championed women, including alleged victims of sexual harassment and assault. She is now backing Biden, who has been accused of sexual assault by a former Senate staffer.
Yes, Warren, who has insisted on the need to “believe women,” has called Biden’s denial of Tara Reade‘s claim “credible and convincing,” according to Fox News.
The Massachusetts senator is said to be on the shortlist of candidates for Biden’s VP, which also includes Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D), Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Stacey Abrams, who is famous for losing an election to be governor of Georgia in 2018.
For their part, Warren and Biden speak regularly, and the former vice president has co-opted some of Warren’s policies and rhetoric as America faces the coronavirus pandemic, including calls for “structural change” and canceling student loan debt, Reuters notes.
Looks like this campaign is going to get a lot more shameless before it’s all over.