Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., announced to a crowd Saturday that she's thinking about running for president in 2020.
"After Nov. 6, I will take a hard look at running for president," Warren said at a town hall in Holyoke, Mass.
Attendees wrote on Twitter that she received a standing ovation after saying this.
"After November 6, I will take a hard look at running for president," @SenWarren says at a town hall in Holyoke, to an extended standing ovation.— Grace Segers (@Grace_Segers) September 29, 2018
Warren has long been rumored to be a contender for the Democratic nomination in 2020, along with Sens. Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kamala Harris of California, and Kirsten Gillibrand of New York.
This is the first time Warren has publicly stated that she would consider seeking the presidency. When previously asked about a possible White House run, she has said that she is focused on her re-election campaign in Massachusetts.
During the town hall, Warren reflected on the hearings Thursday with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused him of sexual assault.
"I watched powerful men helping a powerful man make it to an even more powerful position," she said.
It was time, she continued, "for women to go to Washington fix our broken government and that includes a woman at the top."
.@elizabethforma links her announcement to the #Kavanaugh hearings. "I watched powerful men helping a powerful man make it to an even more powerful position."— Victoria McGrane (@vgmac) September 29, 2018
She said its time "for women to go to Washington fix our broken government and that includes a woman at the top."