Sens Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (D-VT) are in the middle of a gloves-off showdown over claims of alleged sexism by Sen. Sanders. Warren alleges that Sanders told her he did not think a woman could win the white house, but Sanders has categorically denied this claim, despite mainstream outlets running with the unconfirmed story.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) weighed in on the internet brawl between the pair of progressive senators on Fox News at Night with Shannon Bream:
Bernie Sanders is wrong.— Sen. Marsha Blackburn (@MarshaBlackburn) January 14, 2020
America IS ready for a woman President, just not one that’s out of touch. pic.twitter.com/GvPWXWyW72
Sen. Blackburn obliterated Sen. Warren’s attempt to paint herself as the victim of sexism from a male colleague, reminding Sen. Warren that conservative women have been faced with doubts about their electability for decades.
Sen. Blackburn also gave Sen. Warren a harsh reality check, pointing out the Massachusetts senator’s decimation of her own credibility via her continuous lies to the American public.
“Elizabeth Warren has credibility problems. And she has a list of them,” Sen. Blackburn said.
Sen. Blackburn also lamented what she believes is lost in this hearsay controversy on alleged sexism is that neither Sen. Warren nor Sen. Sanders will defeat President Trump in the 2020 general election:
“I don’t know what Bernie said, I don’t know what Elizabeth Warren said, I don’t know what somebody thought they heard. What I do know is that neither of them, or any Democrat is going to beat Donald Trump,” Sen. Blackburn said.
This public relations fight between Sens. Sanders and Warren is nothing short of a distraction from concrete policy debates; Sen. Warren knows that voters have begun to catch on to her unauthentic demeanor and inability to vouch for her own policy proposals. In a political climate in which a large chunk of the electorate embraces identity politics, this uncorroborated story was the perfect opportunity for Sen. Warren to gain sympathy from voters ahead of a debate.