HOT MIC: CNN Releases Audio From Heated Sanders And Warren Exchange

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On Wednesday, CNN released the audio from “a tense and dramatic exchange in the moments after the Democratic debate Tuesday night” between Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders. The senators, and Democratic presidential candidates, have been having a feud lately after Warren claimed that in a 2018 private meeting Sanders said a woman could not win the presidency, which Sanders denies.

As CNN reported, “When the CNN/Des Moines Register debate concluded, the studio audience and viewers saw Warren walk over to Sanders and not shake his outstretched hand. The two senators seemed to have a heated and brief exchange before Sanders appeared to throw his hands up, turn and walk away. The video of the exchange aired live with no audio.” The next day, sound from the incident that was caught by CNN’s microphones was found and released.

“I think you called me a liar on national TV.” Warren, who doesn’t have the greatest record with honesty, said.

Sanders replied, “What?”

“I think you called me a liar on national TV.” Warren insisted.

“No, let’s not do it right now.” Sanders continued. “You want to have that discussion, we’ll have that discussion.”

“Anytime,” Warren responded.

“You called me a liar, you told me, alright let’s not do it now,” Sanders responded.

The confrontation that sparked this event was a result of the CNN debate moderator asking Sanders, “So, Senator Sanders, I do want to be clear here; you’re saying that you never told Senator Warren that a woman could not win the election?”

“That is correct,” Sanders confirmed.

The moderator then immediately asked Warren, “Senator Warren, what did you think when Senator Sanders told you a woman could not win the election?”