Loading...

Audio Released from Warren-Sanders Confrontation After Debate

January 16, 2020by Melissa Gomez, Los Angeles Times (TNS)
Audio Released from Warren-Sanders Confrontation After Debate

Elizabeth Warren accused Bernie Sanders of calling her a liar, audio of the senators’ confrontation after the Democratic debate revealed.

On Wednesday, CNN released audio of the post-debate moment in Des Moines, Iowa. The news organization reported the conversation wasn’t captured on the primary audio feed and was found the day after the Democratic gathering.

During the primary debate Tuesday night, Sanders denied allegations that he told Warren during a 2018 meeting he didn’t believe a woman could win the presidency. Warren stood by the account, a sign of the fraying relationship between the senators from neighboring states, Sanders of Vermont and Warren of Massachusetts.

“I think you called me a liar on national TV,” Warren told Sanders as she strides toward him and turns down Sanders’ offer of a handshake, the CNN audio reveals.

“What?” he asked.

“I think you called me a liar on national TV,” she repeated.

“Let’s not do it right now,” Sanders said, putting a hand up. “You want to have that discussion, we’ll have that discussion.”

“Anytime,” Warren interjected.

“You called me a liar, you told me —” Sanders began, before stopping himself. “All right let’s not do it now.”

The two walked away from each other as rival candidate Tom Steyer, who had come up in the middle of their conversation, looked on.

“I don’t want to get in the middle of — I just want to say hi Bernie,” Steyer said quickly, shaking Sanders’ hand.

“Yeah good, OK,” Sanders replied.

———

©2020 Los Angeles Times

Visit the Los Angeles Times at www.latimes.com

Distributed by Tribune Content Agency, LLC.

In The News

Health

Voting

Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Will Help With EV Adoption but More Must be Done

Whether it’s transmission lines going up in flames during California wildfires or the statewide power outages that plagued the state... Read More

Whether it’s transmission lines going up in flames during California wildfires or the statewide power outages that plagued the state of Texas during its unprecedented winter storm, there is no doubt the US energy grid needs an upgrade. An outdated electrical grid is not only dangerous... Read More

January 21, 2022
by Dan McCue
Judge Blocks Vaccine Mandate for Federal Workers

GALVESTON, Texas — A federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction on Friday blocking the Biden administration from requiring... Read More

GALVESTON, Texas — A federal judge in Texas issued a preliminary injunction on Friday blocking the Biden administration from requiring that federal workers be vaccinated against the coronavirus. But the ruling by U.S. District Judge Jeffrey Brown is expected to have little impact. As of Friday,... Read More

January 21, 2022
by Tom Ramstack
Virginia Attorney General Sues Over School Mask Mandates

WASHINGTON — Virginia’s new attorney general continued a hard turn to the right Thursday when he filed documents in the... Read More

WASHINGTON — Virginia’s new attorney general continued a hard turn to the right Thursday when he filed documents in the state Supreme Court asking for a dismissal of a lawsuit against Gov. Glenn Youngkin’s order overturning mask mandates. Youngkin’s executive order last week makes masking in... Read More

January 21, 2022
by Tom Ramstack
Antitrust Bill Targets Big Tech For Preferential Treatment Given to Their Own Products

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee approved antitrust legislation Thursday that bans Big Tech from giving a preference to their... Read More

WASHINGTON — The Senate Judiciary Committee approved antitrust legislation Thursday that bans Big Tech from giving a preference to their own products and services on their internet platforms. The American Innovation and Choice Online Act responds to criticism that Amazon, Apple, Google and Meta Platforms Inc.’s... Read More

January 21, 2022
by Dan McCue
Governor Moves to Update, Expand Massachusetts’ Outdated Wiretap Law

BOSTON — Massachusetts’ wiretap statute, adopted in 1968 as a tool to combat organized crime, is now woefully out of... Read More

BOSTON — Massachusetts’ wiretap statute, adopted in 1968 as a tool to combat organized crime, is now woefully out of date; it needs a major revision to better equip law enforcement for the realities of the 21st century, the state’s governor said on Friday. “As technology... Read More

January 21, 2022
by Dan McCue
Office of Personnel Management Raises Fed Minimum Wage to $15/Hour

WASHINGTON — Fulfilling a directive President Joe Biden issued on his first day in office, the Office of Personnel Management... Read More

WASHINGTON — Fulfilling a directive President Joe Biden issued on his first day in office, the Office of Personnel Management on Friday formally raised the minimum wage for federal employees to $15 an hour. The change means a raise for approximately 67,000 federal employees, commencing on... Read More

News From The Well
Exit mobile version