After Tuesday’s elections, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) ended her 2020 campaign for the presidency after former Vice President Joe Biden (D) emerged as the front runner.
Warren showed young girls that running for president is a normal thing for girls to do. She told young girls that she was running for president because “that’s what girls do.” She would then ask for a pinky swear on the promise.
On Saturday, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo tweeted a picture mocking Warren’s pinky swear with his son next to him in the picture, saying:
‘My son PINKY PROMISED me he’d pay for dinner tonight. We’ll see!’
It did not take long for the Twitter world to pounce on Pompeo:
According to ABC News:
‘When asked about the legacy her presidential run will create for other women and little girls, who she shared “pinky promises” with on the trail, Warren choked up.’
‘One of the hardest parts of this is all those pinky promises. And all those little girls who are going to have to wait four more years. That’s going to be hard. I take those pinky promises seriously.’
In an interview with Rachel Maddow, Warren said:
‘I walked through my headquarters today and…I saw all those women who said, thank you for being smart and making that okay. Thank you for talking over men sometimes because I’m just damn tired of always having it go the other way. It’s one of the hardest parts about this…but it doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen. It doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen soon.’
She continued saying:
‘You get in the fight because you just got to keep beating at it until you finally break the thing. We’ll know that we can have a woman in the White House when we finally elect a woman to the White House.’