Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) would not shake Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-VT) hand after accusing him of once asserting that a woman cannot win the presidency after Tuesday evening’s Democrat debate in Des Moines, Iowa.
Sanders is seen extending his hand to Warren, who instead moves her hand away and begins talking to her White House rival in a tense manner. The pair exchange a few words before a perturbed-looking Sanders turns his back to Warren and walks away. Immediately after, Sanders is greeted by billionaire and climate change activist Tom Steyer and the two shake hands.
During the debate, moderator and CNN political correspondent Abby Phillip repeated Warren’s claim as fact — despite Sanders vehemently denying the charge.
“Well, as a matter of fact, I didn’t say it, and I don’t want to waste a whole lot of time on this because this is what Donald Trump…would want,” Sanders responded when asked why