Warren Triggered After Bernie Sanders Rumored To Have Said A Woman Could Never Be President
It looks like two similar Dem presidential candidates are suddenly at odds over a rumor. The conflict seems to have been started by aides of Warren and Sanders. But according to Bernie Sanders, the rumor is ridiculous, but Warren is upset that Sanders would trash her.
"Just hours before the last Democratic presidential debate leading into the kick-off Iowa caucuses, an ugly political fistfight has broken out between two senators who had abided by a campaign-trail truce – until now.
The tensions between Sens. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts began to flare over the weekend but truly escalated following reports that Sanders told Warren at a December 2018 meeting that he thought a woman couldn’t win the White House in 2020. Both sides are trading barbs in a nasty fight that has all but smashed the non-aggression pact between the two progressive standard-bearers that dates back over a year."
"The ill will kicked off over the weekend, with a Politico report spotlighting a leaked Sanders campaign script for use by volunteers reaching out to voters that highlighted that “people who support her (Warren) are highly educated, more affluent people who are going to show up and vote Democratic no matter what.”
The script – pegging Warren as a candidate for the rich – went on to argue that Warren is “bringing no new bases into the Democratic Party.”
Warren, campaigning in Iowa on Sunday, quickly responded.
“I was disappointed to hear that Bernie is sending his volunteers out to trash me,” she told reporters. “Bernie knows me and has known me for a long time. He knows who I am, where I come from, what I have worked on and fought for.”
"Sanders seemed to downplay the news, calling it “a media blowup that wants conflict." He stressed that “Elizabeth Warren is a very good friend of mine, we have worked in the Senate for years, we will continue to work together, we will debate the issues.”
Sanders also released a video showing he has been for having a female president since the '80s. We will have to see how Warren reacts to this and see if she decides to go after Sanders for the supposed slights.