On Monday morning, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren took a stand against Donald Trump in an important Facebook post. The senator has not been very vocal in the 2016 presidential elections so far, but spoke with New England Cable News reporter Alison King on Sunday about Trump's continuous calls for violence and Friday's escalating protests in Chicago. Warren told the reporter, "I am not happy to see Donald Trump even threatening to get anywhere near the presidency. Don't take me there. That is a form of extremism. He advocates a form of ugliness that I don't want any part of."
On Monday morning, Warren took to her Facebook page to release the following statement, taking a stand against the Republican frontrunner:
There's a history of demagogues calling those they disagree with "terrorists" and using that as justification for intimidation and violence — and that history is ugly and dangerous. There's also a history of people staying quiet for too long, hoping for the best but watching silently as the threat metastasizes. Donald Trump is a bigger, uglier threat every day that goes by — and it's time for decent people everywhere — Republican, Democrat, Independent — to say No More Donald. There's no virtue in silence.
Warren isn't the first to speak openly about her disdain for the GOP presidential candidate. Only a day before the Massachusetts Senator spoke with NECN, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley spoke openly to Florida voters about Donald Trump's dangerous rhetoric. She said, "He's telling his supporters to punch a guy in the face! He's telling them if they don't do the right thing to carry him out on a stretcher. ... He's not denouncing the KKK when this is exactly the same group that protested on my statehouse grounds. We can't have Donald Trump as president! We can't." Humans of New York photographer Brandon Stanton also penned an open letter on Monday denouncing the Republican frontrunner.
Warren has not yet openly endorsed either Democratic candidate, but her call to bring parties together against Trump comes after a weekend of violence erupting at his rallies after protesters showed up in both Chicago and Kansas City. Sounds like Warren is trying to be the unifier that Trump claims to be.