DES MOINES — Sen. Elizabeth Warren “came to raise a concern” with Sen. Bernie Sanders after Tuesday’s Democratic presidential debate, in accordance to Sanders’s campaign manager, who briefly described a mysterious alternate that was captured on reside tv with out sound.
“She came to raise a concern, and he said let’s talk about that later,” Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir stated in a transient interview with The Washington Post. Shakir declined to present additional particulars in regards to the dialog, the video of which has been extensively shared on social media.
“This is not warm and cuddly.”
CNN’s @DavidAxelrod reacts to a seemingly chilly interplay between Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders simply moments after the conclusion of the #DemDebate. https://t.co/E1MSK5ItS7 pic.twitter.com/4XQZHbHLj9
— CNN (@CNN) January 15, 2020
Tensions appeared to stay excessive instantly after the conclusion of the controversy, when Warren, D-Mass., and Sanders, I-Vt., had been caught on video holding a transient but animated dialogue after Warren declined to shake Sanders’ hand.
The as soon as cordial relationship between Sanders and Warren has turned contentious in current days. During the controversy, Warren and Sanders offered conflicting accounts of a non-public dialog that they had in 2018 about gender and politics.
Warren stated Sanders disagreed with her view that a lady might win the presidential election. Sanders contends that he merely outlined what he stated can be Trump’s efforts to defeat one other feminine candidate, and within the debate, he stated, “Of course a woman can win.”
The video of the post-debate alternate reveals Sanders extending his hand as Warren approaches him onstage. Rather than shaking it, Warren clasps her arms collectively and speaks to Sanders. He responds, as Tom Steyer walks towards them. Both Warren and Sanders have critical expressions on their faces.
Warren and Sanders then separate. Steyer and Sanders shake arms on one facet of the stage. Nearby, Warren shakes arms with former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
It’s unclear from video of the alternate what Sanders and Warren stated to one another. Representatives for the Warren campaign declined to remark.
After the controversy, Steyer informed MSNBC’s Chris Matthews that he didn’t know what Warren and Sanders stated to one another.
“All I was trying to say was to both Senator Warren and Senator Sanders was it’s great to see you, thank you for participating in this. And whatever they were going on with each other, I was trying to get out of the way as fast as possible,” stated Steyer, a billionaire environmentalist.