MSNBC Anchor: Warren Is ‘Most Powerful Person’ in The Democratic Party

• March 5, 2020 5:15 pm


MSNBC anchor Nicolle Wallace said Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) was the most powerful person in the Democratic Party after Warren suspended her campaign on Thursday.

"There is not a more powerful person right now in the Democratic Party," Wallace said. "I know a lot has been made about what impact former president Obama's endorsement could have. I think that what Elizabeth Warren chooses is, at this hour, one of the most exciting questions on the table."

NBC News correspondent Heidi Przybyla agreed, telling Wallace she "couldn't be more right."

Przybyla said Warren's base of college-educated suburban women are worried about President Donald Trump winning a second term, adding she is not sure Warren's supporters would support Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) over former vice president Joe Biden.

"It is really false to assume that just because she falls further on the progressive horizon towards Bernie Sanders then all of her people are just going to go to Bernie Sanders," Przybyla said.

Wallace, who often serves as a lead anchor for MSNBC's political coverage, also said Thursday that Warren's legacy included "being the most prepared candidate in the room." She's previously called Warren a "really, really, really good candidate" and "smarter asleep on Ambien" than Trump was on coffee.

Warren dropped out of the presidential primary Thursday after failing to win any primaries or caucuses. The poor showing included a third-place finish in her home state of Massachusetts on Super Tuesday.

She said she will hold off on announcing her endorsement in the presidential race.