Liz Warren Should Just Quit [OPINION]
So at the risk of saying I told you so...I told you so. Elizabeth Warren is no more interested in being the senior U.S. Senator from Massachusetts than I have in being a Bernie bro. It must totally suck to be her because she seems never to be satisfied with who she is.
When Waren sought re-election to the U.S. Senate, she swore she would not enter the race for the Democrat presidential nomination. Many of us knew better and strongly urged voters to elect her challenger Geoff Diehl instead because he was committed to serving the citizens of the Commonwealth and not his own self-interests and ambitions. Warren won.
Immediately upon being re-elected, Warren announced a change of heart and that she had decided to enter the presidential race after all. Massachusetts was stuck paying her salary while she spent the next year and a half on the campaign trail, causing her to miss many important Senate votes and to ignore the issues facing her constituency.
When Warren was soundly rejected by primary voters, including those in her own state, I wondered out loud whether she was capable of returning to Massachusetts to assume her duties as a U.S. Senator. I didn't believe her ego would permit it and I was right.
Warren has barely had time to chug a beer and feed the dog before deciding that she is ready to answer the call should Joe Biden offer her a spot on the ticket this fall. In other words, she is already auditioning for yet another job.
Even as voters were filling out their ballots and returning Warren to the Senate, she was looking beyond that job to the next opportunity. After failing at that, you might think Warren would settle in and do the job she was hired to do. Yet she is still plotting her escape from Massachusetts.
Liz Warren never wanted to represent Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate. She viewed the job as a stepping stone and still does. Of course, Warren has always been about Warren and how she could use others to further her own game.
Warren should just do us all a favor and resign.
Barry Richard is the host of The Barry Richard Show on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from noon to 3 p.m. Contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him on Twitter @BarryJRichard58. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.