DES MOINES — After announcing last week that she would let a transgender teen pick her secretary of education, 2020 Democratic presidential contender Elizabeth Warren said Sunday ahead of the Iowa caucuses she has a 10-year-old girl in mind to become her national security adviser.
While she didn’t name the child over concerns about privacy, Warren told reporters her choice would be perfect for her and for the country.
“Listen, this kid is sharp,” Warren insisted. “And she’s tough. She’s not going to take any guff from anyone.”
When asked how Warren came to her choice, the candidate responded, “I once saw her argue with her friends. She even threatened one of them. I believed her. I was completely sold.”
One reporter asked Warren about the youngster’s qualifications, but the top Democratic contender waved off any concerns.
“Does she have much experience in protecting the country? No,” Warren said. “Does she have three degrees from Ivy League colleges, like the one where I pretended to be a Native American? No.
“But that just means her views haven’t been tainted,” Warren continued. “She’ll bring a fresh, unique perspective to our security challenges.”
Warren added that in order to secure permission from the girl’s parents to serve in the White House, she promised to have her in bed no later than 10:00 p.m. on weeknights and 11:00 p.m. on weekends.