With only a few weeks before the Iowa Caucuses, Bernie Sanders is now being accused of telling Elizabeth Warren, a year ago, that he didn’t believe a woman could win the race for president:
CNN – The stakes were high when Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren met at Warren’s apartment in Washington, DC, one evening in December 2018. The longtime friends knew that they could soon be running against each other for president.
The two agreed that if they ultimately faced each other as presidential candidates, they should remain civil and avoid attacking one another, so as not to hurt the progressive movement. They also discussed how to best take on President Donald Trump, and Warren laid out two main reasons she believed she would be a strong candidate: She could make a robust argument about the economy and earn broad support from female voters.
Sanders responded that he did not believe a woman could win.
The description of that meeting is based on the accounts of four people: two people Warren spoke with directly soon after the encounter, and two people familiar with the meeting.
That evening, Sanders expressed frustration at what he saw as a growing focus among Democrats on identity politics, according to one of the people familiar with the conversation. Warren told Sanders she disagreed with his assessment that a woman could not win, three of the four sources said.
I had no idea that Bernie Sanders was a misogynist! How dare he tell Harvard Law School’s first woman of color, in so many words, that she’s got no chance of winning!
Sanders denied the characterization of the meeting in a statement to CNN.
“It is ludicrous to believe that at the same meeting where Elizabeth Warren told me she was going to run for president, I would tell her that a woman couldn’t win,” Sanders said. “It’s sad that, three weeks before the Iowa caucus and a year after that private conversation, staff who weren’t in the room are lying about what happened. What I did say that night was that Donald Trump is a sexist, a racist and a liar who would weaponize whatever he could. Do I believe a woman can win in 2020? Of course! After all, Hillary Clinton beat Donald Trump by 3 million votes in 2016.”
Wow. Berie ain’t taking this sitting down! He actually used the ‘L’ word to describe Warren’s staffers.
Seriously though, this really does sound a bit like a hit job by Warren to try and hurt Bernie before the debate tomorrow night, and before the Iowa caucuses. So far Warren hasn’t weighed in on the accusations, and so the big question remains as to whether she will she deny it happened tomorrow night and take up for the old socialist coot, or pile on by saying it really did happen. Maybe, just to keep it going she’ll say doesn’t remember…