One of the most commented moments of the last Democratic presidential debate, before the Iowa primary process began, was starred in the aggressive controversy between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders about whether a woman can defeat Donald Trump in the November elections. The Massachusetts senator publicly confirmed on Tuesday night that her closest competitor in the polls told her at a private meeting in 2018 that she didn’t believe a woman could win the November presidential elections. “I replied that I disagreed,” Warren said. For his part, the Vermont senator reiterated that he had never said such a thing, making it clear that one of the two candidates for the most radical wing of the Democratic Party is missing the truth about the matter.
“Can a woman beat Donald Trump? Look at the men in this scenario. Collectively, they have lost ten elections. The only people in this scenario who have won all the elections they have been in are women. Amy (Klobuchar) and me, “said the senator for Massachusetts amid applause from the public of the debate organized by the newspaper The Des Moines Register and CNN in Des Moines, Iowa. Sanders clarified that if one of the women present on the stage won the Democratic nomination “she would do everything possible” to be elected president of the United States.
CNN published on Monday morning the Sanders sayings in a private meeting held by both senators in 2018 before formally launching their respective nominations. Warren confirmed the publication overnight through a statement. “Among the issues that arose was what would happen if the Democrats nominated a female candidate. I thought a woman could win; he did not agree, ”wrote the presidential candidate who fights for second place with Sanders in most Democratic polls.
Before Warren threw the bomb on the eve of the Iowa debate, a key state in the race for the Democratic nomination, Sanders had flatly denied the information: “It’s sad that weeks before the Iowa caucus and one year after that conversation private, the staff that wasn’t even in the room is lying about what happened. ” Vermont’s senator advisors said the controversy was a “desperate move” by Warren, who has shown a setback in recent polls against a Sanders robbery, particularly in Iowa.
The seventh Democratic debate featured only six aspiring Democrats, all white: Warren, Sanders, former vice president and poll favorite Joe Biden, South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, Minnesota Senator and philanthropist Tom Steyer. Of the twenty candidates who came to be in the race, there are only 14. With the recent exits of the African-American senator Cory Booker and the former Secretary of Housing, the Latin Julián Castro, the list of Democratic candidates is increasingly less diverse, a of the characteristics with which it had started almost a year ago.
The appointment in Iowa was on the eve of the Senate vote on the impeachment process for President Donald Trump. Three of the candidates present in the debate should make a break in their campaign to attend the Congress to give their vote. “It is my responsibility to be in the political trial,” Warren said. The Republican’s foreign policy was the protagonist of the debate, after the first days of January witnessed the greater escalation between the United States and Iran in decades after the assassination of General Qasem Soleimani, commander of the elite force Al Quds of Iranian guard
Candidates criticized Trump for having ordered the attack in Iran without authorization, but did not deepen his positions on the issue. The discussion resulted in restoring the nuclear agreement with Iran, defended mainly by Biden, who was part of the negotiation during the Obama era, and whether or not to leave US military troops in the Middle East. At this point Warren and Sanders again approached their positions by proposing that they would order all the soldiers to return home, while the moderate Biden, Klobuchar and Buttigieg would leave only a few.