During Tuesday’s Democrat debate in Des Moines, Iowa, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) described Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) as her “friend” despite framing him as a sexist who denied the possibility of a woman being elected president of the United States.
Despite no video or audio evidence corroborating Warren’s allegation against Sanders — and Sanders’ denials that he made the statement — CNN’s Abby Phillip characterized Warren’s claim as factual.
Partial transcript below (emphasis added):
ABBY PHILLIP: Let’s now turn to an issue that’s come up in the last 48 hours. Sen. Sanders, CNN reported yesterday that — and Sen. Warren confirmed in a statement — that in 2018, you told her that you did not believe a woman could win the election. Why did you say that?
BERNIE SANDERS: Well, as a matter of fact, I didn’t say it, and I don’t want to waste a whole lot of time