On Thursday, March 5th Elizabeth Warren announced that she was ending her presidential campaign. Though Warren insisted that she was in the race for the long run, after a disappointing night on Super Tuesday, she decided to step back and leave the quest for the nomination to Sanders and Biden.
Warren was one of the candidates in the Democratic race who had a ton of celebrity support. She was endorsed by megastars like Chrissy Teigen, Janelle Monae, Megan Rapinoe, Melissa Etheridge, and Constance Wu.
When Warren ended her campaign, her celebrity supporters took to Twitter to express their sadness. Here are some of the reactions.
Many celebs expressed their sadness that Warren was out of the race and that the Democratic nomination will be going to one of two white men.
Amber Tamblyn tweeted, “To the people who fought for Elizabeth Warren, most especially the women and young girls out there, a reminder: You owe no one anything right now. Allow yourself the space to grieve, and be angry, and be numb. Take the time. Take all of it that you need.”
Mikel Jollett tweeted, “I truly admire Elizabeth Warren and I will never be convinced that she wouldn’t have made the best President. It just makes me sad for this country.”
— ashley judd (@AshleyJudd) March 5, 2020
Warren’s celebrity supporters also expressed their love for their favorite former candidate.
Actress Alyssa Milano tweeted a picture of her and Warren with the caption, “I love you, @ewarren. Watching you campaign with such bold ideas and even bolder grace, has made me a better women.”
Longtime supporter Melissa Etheridge tweeted, “Alright, loved @ewarren and her plan, her heart and her determination. #thankyouelizabethwarren”
Actor and Internet personality George Takei tweeted “@ewarren
is a National Treasure. Her voice, her perspicacity, and her detailed plans for systemic change were–and shall remain–a much needed part of our political and civic discourse. Much love to her, and our heartfelt thanks.”
— Melissa Etheridge (@metheridge) March 5, 2020
Celebs also took the time to reflect on what an amazing president they thought Warren would have been.
Writer and influencer Chuck Wendig tweeted, “Elizabeth Warren would’ve been a helluva president.”
Singer and actress Janelle Monae retweeted Stacey Abram’s tweet about Warren with the comment, “This was the ticket,” expressing her desire to have a Warren Abrams ticket in 2020 and the sadness that she wouldn’t see it.
Comedian and actor [Andy Richter tweeted (https://twitter.com/AndyRichter/status/1235604231475757056), “I’ve never voted for another candidate as capable as @ewarren”
So much respect for Elizabeth Warren. When you discard the trashy gossip her opponents try to pin on her, she's an incredibly inspirational person. A true role model. https://t.co/CFtHKcmnSv
— Mike Birbiglia (@birbigs) March 5, 2020
Warren’s celebrity supporters did a lot to bring attention to her campaign. Many of them were out on the campaign trail with her. They used their social media accounts to encourage people to support her and spread her message. They were a powerful force for her campaign.
It’ll be interesting to see how her celebrity supporters interact with the Democratic primary race now that Warren has dropped out. Their endorsements could go a long way in helping one of the remaining candidates.