During a town hall question and answer session ahead of the state's first-in-the-nation primary vote in the current election year, a voter asked Warren if she ever asks her campaign mascot - a Golden Retriever called Bailey - who might be the next US vice president "who will look at you with adoring eyes?". The question and Warren's answer was caught on tape.
Wow 🔥— Ethan Somers (@ethanjsomers) February 10, 2020
Q: "Who will be your Mike Pence, who will look at you with adoring eyes?"
Warren: "I already have a dog 🐶”
All the people who don't think Elizabeth Warren would wipe the floor with Trump 🥴 pic.twitter.com/iNVYWFJOvS
"I already have a dog [...] You've got to watch these feisty women", Warren answered. The Democratic Senator noted that she preferred to see her running mate as someone "who is going to be in the fight" with her.
Earlier this month, Warren introduced her 2-year-old dog as a stand-in for her lengthy "selfie lines" - an event long associated with her campaign. According to Warren, the time-consuming selfie sessions reduce the number of locations that the Democratic Senator can visit during a day campaigning for president.