Elizabeth Warren backed up reports that Sen. Bernie Sanders said in a 2018 meeting that he did not think Democrats could win an election with a female nominee.
“Bernie and I met for more than two hours in December 2018 to discuss the 2020 election, our past work together, and our shared goals: beating Donald Trump, taking back our government from the wealthy and well-connected, and building an economy that works for everyone,” Warren, 70, said in a statement Monday.
The Massachusetts senator continued: “Among the topics that came up was what would happen if Democrats nominated a female candidate. I thought a woman could win; he disagreed.”
CNN broke the story earlier Monday, citing two people Warren talked to right after the meeting and two others who were familiar with it. The Warren campaign initially did not comment on the story. . .
Sanders, 78, denied the original allegation, saying that “staff who weren’t in the room are lying about what happened.” (Read more from “Warren Claims Bernie Sanders Said a Democratic Woman Can’t Become President” HERE)