After Debate, Warren Told Sanders: 'I Think You Called Me A Liar'

Laverne Higgins
January 16, 2020

Warren was seen after the debate refusing to shake Sanders' hand after Sanders was asked during the debate whether he told Warren that a woman could not win the presidential election. Anybody who knows me knows it is incomprehensible that I would think that a woman could not be president of the United States, ' the Vermont senator said in the debate.

Ms Warren stood by her account and said it was time to confront the larger issues of sexism in politics. GQ writer Julia Ioffe saw a parallel between Sanders fans who summarily dismissed Warren's retelling and those who discounted claims of sexual harassment brought by women.

It's not just the right who accuse CNN of peddling "fake news". "How could anybody in a million years think that a woman couldn't be president?" he said.

So ended the exchange between two of the "top-tier" contenders to win the Democratic Party's presidential nomination in 2020. He cited Hillary Clinton's popular vote margin to establish that he knew it was possible. They had a somewhat polite disagreement over it on the stage during the debate.

'I disagreed, ' Warren replied.

Because Donald Trump knows "the kind of things" Bernie Sanders might tell Elizabeth Warren in a private conversation?

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"But look", she continued. But, look, this question about whether or not a woman can be president has been raised and it's time for us to attack it head-on'.

'The best way to talk about who can win is by looking at people's winning record. But weekly paychecks for rank-and-file workers have been rising, and at a faster rate under President Donald Trump than when Biden was vice president. Amy Klobuchar had won all of their elections while the men on stage hadn't. Collectively, they have lost ten elections. Amy and me, ' she said.

Senator Amy Klobuchar jumped in to echo Warren's point, adding that two of the Democrats who ousted Republicans from crucial statewide governorships were women, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer of MI and Gov. Laura Kelly of Kansas.

SANDERS: That's how I won. "You want to have that discussion, we'll have that discussion". Click the link to confirm your subscription and begin receiving our newsletters.

Klobuchar and Warren said they planned to vote in favour of the USMCA. Beat a Republican Congressman. The fact that CNN broke the initial story about the alleged conversation between the candidates, first based on anonymous sourcing but then confirmed by Warren, added another layer of intrigue. "Wasn't that thirty years ago?" Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. after Tuesday's debate.

In an exchange caught on camera after the debate but unable to be heard by the television audience, Sanders responded to Warren that it was she who had called him a liar.

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