DES MOINES, Iowa (Reuters) – The mystery of what presidential rivals Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders told each other in a heated exchange after the Democratic debate on Tuesday night was resolved, and CNN debate host revealed that Warren He accused Sanders of calling her a liar. on national television
Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), US Democratic presidential candidate UU. In 2020, he speaks with Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) while billionaire activist Tom Steyer listens after the seventh 2020 Democratic presidential debate at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, USA. UU. January 14, 2020. REUTERS / Shannon Stapleton
In an exchange captured by the camera after the debate but unable to be heard by the television audience, Sanders responded to Warren that it was she who called him a liar. Moments before, Warren had refused to shake Sanders’s hand.
The two US senators and liberal champions in the Democratic nominations contest to elect a candidate to face Republican President Donald Trump in November had been caught in a dispute before and during the debate over a Warren accusation Sanders had told him in a private meeting of 2018 in which a woman cannot be elected president.
Sanders disputed that statement before and during the debate, but Warren insists that it is true.
CNN said Wednesday that its microphones captured the post-debate exchange and published its content.
After not shaking Sanders’ hand, Warren said: “I think you called me a liar on national television.”
“What?” Sanders replied.
“I think you called me a liar on national television,” Warren repeated.
Sanders replied: “You know, let’s not do it right now. If you want to have that discussion, we’ll have that discussion.” Warren said: “Anytime.”
Sanders said: “You called me a liar. You told me, okay, let’s not do it now. ”
Another Democratic candidate, billionaire Tom Steyer, who was behind the two, said: “I don’t want to get in the middle. I just want to say hello to Bernie.”
Warren and Sanders, both progressives, had complied with an informal non-aggression pact throughout the campaign, but with less than three weeks until the first nomination contest in Iowa, and locked in a tight race, promising to be easy in each another now appears finished.
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