The faltering truce between Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts fell apart on Tuesday night during the seventh Democratic presidential primary debate.
Debate moderators asked the two progressive lawmakers about recent reporting that Sanders told Warren during a closed-door meeting in 2018 that he didn’t think a woman would win the presidency.
Sanders denied ever making such a comment, and Warren publicly contradicted him on it. While both refused to significantly expand on the disagreement, Warren pointed out that “the only people on this stage who have won every single election they have been in are the women: Amy and me,” referring to Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota.
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The faltering truce between Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont and Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts fell apart Tuesday night during the seventh Democratic presidential primary debate.
At the center of the spat were recent media reports that said Sanders told Warren in December 2018, before she launched her campaign, that he didn’t think a woman could win the presidency.
Sanders denied ever making such a remark, but Warren confirmed the meeting as reported by the media.
Asked about the reports on Tuesday, Sanders said, “As a matter of fact, I didn’t say it.”
He added that he didn’t want to “waste a whole lot of time” on the issue but that “anybody knows that it’s incomprehensible that I would think that a woman could not be President of the United States.”
He went on to say that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton beat President Donald Trump in the popular vote by more than three million.
“How could anybody not believe that a woman could be President of the United States?” Sanders said, and reiterated that he never made such a comment to Warren.
Warren repeated her confirmation of the …read more
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