The Democrats are doomed. There, I said it.
The still-too-large field of 2020 candidates can’t seem to make heads or tails of itself in any capacity. One day Joe Biden is the presumptive nominee, the next, Bernie Sanders is a dark horse polling at the top.
And then there’s the infighting.
Never in our modern history have we seen a party cannibalize itself so viciously and consistently. We haven’t yet reached the Iowa caucuses and there have already been major bombshell accusations leveled at Democratic candidates, by Democratic candidates.
The latest comes to us from the progressive pair of Senators Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders, with the former accusing the latter of stating that a “woman can’t win” in 2020 during a private meeting back in 2018.
That allegation was at the center of one of the testiest moments of Tuesday night’s debate, and the action didn’t end when the broadcast concluded.
When the CNN/Des Moines Register debate concluded, the studio audience and viewers saw Warren walk over to Sanders and not shake his outstretched hand. The two senators seemed to have a heated and brief exchange before Sanders appeared to throw his hands up, turn and walk away. The video of the exchange aired live with no audio.
But sound of the moment was caught by CNN’s microphones and found Wednesday.
“I think you called me a liar on national TV,” Warren can be heard saying.
“What?” Sanders responded.
“I think you called me a liar on national TV,” she repeated.
“You know, let’s not do it right now. If you want to have that discussion, we’ll have that discussion,” Sanders said, to which Warren replied, “Anytime.”
“You called me a liar,” Sanders continued. “You told me — all right, let’s not do it now.”
Video of the tense exchange can be seen below.
The Democrats’ civil war continues.