The House Majority Whip said he is looking forward to inviting Sen. Elizabeth Warren to join a 2018 ticket, according to his office.
Warren is the most recent senator to be invited to join 2020’s Democratic presidential ticket, following Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota, the first Muslim member of Congress, and Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif.
Warren will speak at a campaign rally on Friday, with the rest of the Democratic ticket scheduled to make stops on Saturday and Sunday.
Warren, a Massachusetts Democrat, was endorsed by Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and by former President Barack Obama in the 2016 election.
A spokesman for Warren declined to comment.
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said in a statement she welcomed Warren to the party.
“I know Elizabeth is committed to building on President Trump’s agenda and I’m confident that she will lead the fight to get things done in Washington,” Pelosi said.
On the Senate side, Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in an email to supporters that he was excited to have Warren join the 2020 ticket.
Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer is excited to welcome @ElizabethWarren to the 2020 Democratic Party.
pic.twitter.com/VJmVn4g0VQ — Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) March 14, 2020