Senator Elizabeth Warren claims that in a private conversation in 2018, Senator Bernie Sanders told her that a woman could not win the Oval Office. During the final Democratic Party presidential debate, Senator Sanders vehemently denied he ever said that when the issue was brought up. After the debate, Senator Warren refused to shake Senator Sanders’ hand and told him he made her out to be a liar on national TV. The short back and forth between the two candidates was caught on a hot mic.
Many on the left believe the feud will only hurt the campaigns of the two true progressive candidates left in the primaries. The rift is causing divisions between Warren and Sanders supporters. The latest shakeup occurred when the head of New Hampshire’s leading foundation for women backed out of sharing the stage with Senator Sanders.
The right is gleeful, and even gaining left-wing support: boisterous liberal Bill Maher, never shy to critique his own party, blasted, Senator Warren for playing the “woman card” in a day and age when victimhood and identity politics have become part and parcel to the progressive narrative. Documentary filmmaker Michael Moore also slammed Senator Warren “when she chose to stick a knife in Bernie’s back…” at what he considered the worst possible time—when they should be focused on defeating President Trump.