‘I didn’t say it’: Sanders denies saying a woman couldn’t win the presidency , Sen. Bernie Sanders again denied allegations that,
During a private meeting in 2018, he told Sen. Elizabeth Warren ,“Well, for a matter of fact I didn’t say it,” Sanders replied to CNN moderator Abby Phillip during the seventh Democratic presidential primary debate at Drake University in Des Moines.
“Let me be very clear: If any of the women on stage or any of the men win the nomination ,
I will do everything in my power to make sure they are elected.” “Bernie is my friend and I’m not here to try to fight with Bernie. But look this question of whether or not a woman can be president has been raised and it’s time for us to attack it head on,” replied Warren.
“So, can a woman beat Donald Trump? Look at the men on this stage. Collectively they have lost 10 elections.The only people on this stage who have won every single election that they’ve been in are the women: Amy and me.”
Sanders’s alleged remarks were first reported by CNN a day before the first Democratic debate of 2020 and only a few weeks before the decisive Iowa caucuses.
Sanders’s campaign surrogates as well as the senator himself fervently denied the remarks on the record Tuesday afternoon, Donald Trump is a sexist, a racist and a liar who would weaponize whatever he could. Do I believe a woman can win in 2020?
While, at the time, Warren’s campaign declined to comment. “It is ludicrous to believe that at the same meeting where Elizabeth Warren told me she was going to run for president, I would tell her that a woman couldn’t win,” Sanders said in a statement.