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Warren Eases Off after Bernie Denies Making Sexist Comment: ‘Bernie is My Friend'

Added 01-15-20 12:04:02am EST - “Sen. Elizabeth Warren decided not to press the issue Tuesday night after Senator Bernie Sanders denied her claim that he expressed doubt that a woman could be elected president.” - Nationalreview.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nationalreview.com: “Warren Eases Off after Bernie Denies Making Sexist Comment: ‘Bernie is My Friend’ | National Review”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Senator Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) decided not to press the issue Tuesday night after Senator Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) denied her claim that he expressed doubt that a woman could be elected president.

CNN reported this week that the Vermont senator told Warren during a private meeting in 2018 that he did not think a woman could win a general election against President Trump.

“As a matter of fact, I didn’t say it,” Sanders said from the debate stage when asked about his alleged remark. “Anybody knows me knows that it is incomprehensible that I think that a woman couldn’t be president of the United States.”

“There’s a video of me 30 years ago talking about how a woman could become president of the United States,” Sanders continued, adding that in 2015 he deferred to Warren when it looked as if she might run for president.

“Hillary Clinton won the popular vote by three million votes,” said the progressive independent, who lost the Democratic nomination to Clinton in 2016. “How could anybody in a million years not believe that a woman could become president of the United States?”

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