- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 17, 2016

Sen Elizabeth Warren has not endorsed a candidate in the 2016 election, but on Wednesday the Massachusetts Democrat called on Americans to unite against GOP front-runner Donald Trump over his controversial rhetoric.

“I take Donald Trump very seriously,” she told host Chris Hayes on MSNBC’s “All In.”

“What he is promoting is a form of hate that is virulent and that is bad for our country,” Ms. Warren said, the Hill reported

“It is time for all of us to speak out — Republicans, Democrats, independents, libertarians, vegetarians — everybody, to say no to the Donald,” she added.

Ms. Warren, who was urged to run for the White House herself, said Mr. Trump could not be considered a serious candidate. 

“We cannot have a man like this as a serious candidate for president and have him threaten to take over the White House. This is not a reality show. This is real life, and this is our country,” Ms. Warren said, the Hill reported. 

She argued that Mr. Trump is the product of growing extremism in the GOP, citing her Republican colleagues who refuse to consider President Obama’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland. 

“Let’s face it, Trump is a natural consequence of that,” Ms. Warren said.

“I think all these pieces are weaving together, and they fall at this high point now — or this low point,” she said. 

“With Trump as the presidential nominee, and Senate Republicans having picked this position that says, ‘We’re not going to hold hearings and vote on a vacancy in the United States Supreme Court basically for a year,’ this is really pretty stunning,” Ms. Warren said.

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