After years of Democratic presidential candidates hugging it out, avoiding any and all conflict, and regurgitating one another’s talking points, the gloves are finally coming off.
Well, sort of…
If you managed to get through the last Democrat debate, you might have noticed just how uncomfortable candidates are with arguing with each other directly. We’re not sure how that’s going to go when one of them eventually faces off with President Donald Trump – a man who seems to thrive on conflict – but that’s a story for another day. And for the record, we can’t wait.
The latest internal spat pits Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren against Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Both candidates are presenting themselves as coming from the more ideologically pure progressive wing of the party. Warren herself has essentially stolen parts of Bernie’s platform and tried to pass them off as her own. It makes sense — they’re essentially competing for the same supporters. And now, in what looks like an act of desperation, Warren seems fine with hitting below the belt.
Apparently, the two met at some point in 2018 to discuss their political plans. Warren claimed that Bernie said he did not believe a woman would be able to achieve victory in 2020. And now the left is once again tearing itself apart.
Here’s Matt Walsh with the play-by-play.