July 15th, 2014
07:30 PM ET
8 years ago

Michele Bachmann's take on Elizabeth Warren: If I were Hillary, I'd be concerned

(CNN) - Should Hillary Clinton be concerned about a possible Elizabeth Warren candidacy in 2016?

Rep. Michele Bachmann believes so.

The Minnesota Republican, who ran for president in 2012, was responding to a question posed Tuesday by CNN’s Van Jones on “Crossfire” on whether Warren might be somebody who could pull away Republican votes in a presidential election.

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“I don’t see her as necessarily taking Republican votes,” Bachmann said. “But I think she will be an extremely attractive candidate for Democratic voters in 2016… If I was Mrs. Clinton, I would be extremely concerned with what I see.”

Elizabeth Warren in 2016? Republicans take notice

On Tuesday, Ready for Warren, a super PAC formed to rally support for a Warren candidacy in 2016, launched its website as it continues in its efforts to draft the Massachusetts senator to a White House bid.

Warren has repeatedly denied any interest in running for president, insisting she plans to serve out the rest of her term in the Senate, which expires in 2018.

If Warren does run however, Democratic Rep. Charlie Rangel, a longtime supporter of Hillary Clinton, offered up his support to his friend.

“If she had Charlie Rangel in her corner and she was concerned about Sen. Warren, I would tell her darling, they haven’t got anyone to run against either one of you two,” Rangel said. “And that should give her small comfort.”

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soundoff (47 Responses)
  1. Frank

    Wait, we are now listening to Michelle Bachman and taking anything she says seriously? When did we stop listening to Sarah Palin and her Republican intellect?

    July 15, 2014 07:56 pm at 7:56 pm |
  2. Winston Smith

    Another day, another dim-wit dragged into the lense of the camera to spew dull witted conversational utterances toward an already calloused news audiance. When will it end?

    July 15, 2014 08:02 pm at 8:02 pm |
  3. jenn,philadelphia

    Yes, let's elect Elizabeth Warren president. How bad can a first term, progressive Senator with no experience be? Oh, never mind.

    July 15, 2014 08:03 pm at 8:03 pm |
  4. Marie MD

    From the woman who still thinks her husband is not gay and hid behind bushes at some gay gathering her gay brother was attending.
    That being said, who cares what this out the door unethical witch thinks.

    July 15, 2014 08:06 pm at 8:06 pm |
  5. anthony78

    And if Warren ran WITH Hillary... Republicans should just save us the entire campaign season and throw in the towel now...

    July 15, 2014 08:11 pm at 8:11 pm |
  6. Rick McDaniel

    All of America should be concerned. Warren is where Obama gets some of his absolutely CRAZIEST ideas.

    July 15, 2014 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  7. Gurgyl

    It is Hillary16. This nasty idiot plays politics here.

    July 15, 2014 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  8. MaryM

    Hillary has Nothing to be concerned about with Elizabeth. In fact Elizabeth would be a great V.P.

    Bachman, on the other hand, has been part of the GOP/TP clown cars and that will be the legacy of Bachman

    July 15, 2014 08:27 pm at 8:27 pm |
  9. GOP = Greed Over People

    Correction: Prior post left off one word, ADDITIONAL Martian aliens, invaded her cranium since yesterday.

    Wouldn't want to the impression she was empty-headed until yesterday. Mea culpa, Missy.

    July 15, 2014 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  10. S. B. Stein

    I wouldn't take Bachmann's advice on a bet. She is a loon who doesn't understand most things.

    July 15, 2014 09:11 pm at 9:11 pm |
  11. Liz the First

    Hillary/Elizabeth 2016!!! that would be an unbeatable combination. these two women are a force to be reckoned with. they wouldn't be afraid to put the rethugs in their place. Obama's only fault is he's been way too nice and too willing to bend over backward to try to work with the people who kick him in the teeth every time.

    July 15, 2014 09:18 pm at 9:18 pm |
  12. Gurgyl

    Why not you cry for high speed rail system?

    July 15, 2014 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  13. Tommy G

    whether Warren might be somebody who could pull away Republican votes in a presidential election.
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    A really, really DUMB question! There are no communists in the Republican Party for Warren to pull away to vote for her. They all inhabit the far left Democrat Party.

    July 15, 2014 10:38 pm at 10:38 pm |
  14. scottoest

    Thanks for letting us know what a well-known loon with a vested interest in seeing the "other side" lose, thinks of Elizabeth Warren. Informative stuff.

    July 15, 2014 10:49 pm at 10:49 pm |
  15. dan

    who could possibly care what Michelle Bachmann thinks?

    July 15, 2014 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  16. jennifer in Houston

    And I will listen to this brainless dolt... NOT

    July 15, 2014 10:53 pm at 10:53 pm |
  17. Duke

    How about a Clinton / Warren ticket. Now that is something that Bachmann and her party should worry about.

    July 15, 2014 10:56 pm at 10:56 pm |
  18. dick0645

    Thanks Michelle for keeping Hillary's name on the tip of our tongues you idiot!

    July 15, 2014 10:58 pm at 10:58 pm |
  19. Mark P

    Thank God Michele Bachmann weighed in on this with her extremely thoughtful and influential viewpoint. This should sway millions of undecided voters.
    In fact, I think that now the entire nomination process is up for grabs! Thanks, Michele, for clearing everything up for the rest of us Americans.

    July 15, 2014 11:00 pm at 11:00 pm |
  20. Leonore H. Dvorkin

    E. Warren and J. Castro in 2016!

    July 15, 2014 11:02 pm at 11:02 pm |
  21. Jody P

    Is that what she thought when Sarah Palin's name came up?

    July 15, 2014 11:08 pm at 11:08 pm |
  22. Annette

    I would prefer Warren she is more down to earth and actually has a better grasp on economic issues. However Bachman is in no condition to know much of anything, I don't think she has figured out yet that her husband swings both ways.

    July 15, 2014 11:10 pm at 11:10 pm |
  23. andrew

    Would you now, Michele?

    July 15, 2014 11:14 pm at 11:14 pm |
  24. Michele

    Bachmann needs to go back to the quiet corner with Palin. This is what Massachusetts people do. We get things done.

    July 15, 2014 11:32 pm at 11:32 pm |
  25. Chris..E.al

    2 witches will run at the same time sounds like a cat fight he he he he he ?

    July 16, 2014 12:00 am at 12:00 am |
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