Former U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julián Castro has endorsed Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) in the race for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
Castro, a former San Antonio mayor who served as HUD chief during the second term of the Obama Administration, released a video statement this morning to announce his support, stating that Warren is the “one candidate I see who is unafraid to fight like hell to make sure that America’s promise will be there for everyone.” He added that Warren “will make sure that no matter where you live in America–or where your family came from in the world, you have a path to opportunity, too.”
Warren responded on Twitter by referring to Castro as “a powerful voice for bold, progressive change and I’m honored to have your support. Together, we'll fight to make sure every single family in America has a path to opportunity.”
Last month, Sen. Warren joined a bipartisan legislative effort
to stop the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) from denying VA-backed home loans to veterans working in their state's legal cannabis industry.