Sen. Elizabeth Warren said in a statement Monday that her Democratic presidential rival Sen. Bernie Sanders told her during a December 2018 meeting that a woman could not win in 2020.
Warren issued the statement after facing backlash for not commenting on reports from anonymous sources that Sanders had made the comments. He denied making the claim. “Among the topics that came up [at the meeting] was what would happen if Democrats nominated a female candidate. I thought a woman could win; he disagreed.”— Excerpt from Warren’s statement Polls show roughly a third of Sanders’ supporters say Warren is their second choice, and vice-versa.
They are largely competing for the same universe of voters, and the Iowa caucuses will give us a clearer picture of who’s building the larger coalition. In her statement, Warren said that the issue emerged as she and Sanders met for over two hours “to discuss the 2020 election, our past work together and our shared goals.”
- She said she had no interest in discussing her private meeting with Sanders “any further because Bernie and I have far more in common than on our differences on punditry.”
“We have been friends and allies in this fight for long time, and I have no doubt we will continue to work together to defeat Donald Trump and put our government on the side of the people.”
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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