Sen. Elizabeth Warren told Sen. Bernie Sanders, her fellow presidential candidate, after the recent Democratic debate that "I think you called me a liar on national TV," according to audio broadcast by CNN on Wednesday night.
The moment occurred following reports that Sanders, I-Vt., had previously told Warren, D-Mass., that he didn't think a woman could win a presidential election. Warren said it happened, and Sanders denied making the remark, including on the debate stage.
Warren told Sanders, "I think you called me a liar on national TV," and Sanders responded, "What?" according to the audio played by CNN. Warren repeated that he'd called her a liar.
"Let's not do it right now," Sanders replied. "You want to have that discussion, we'll have that discussion," according to the audio.
Warren says, "Any time," and Sanders says: "You called me a liar. You told me — all right, let's not do it now."
During the debate, Sanders denied having told Warren at a private meeting in 2018 that a woman couldn't win.
"Anybody knows me knows that it's incomprehensible that I would think that a woman could not be president of the United States," Sanders said.
Sanders was asked: "You're saying that you never told Senator Warren that a woman could not win the election?" Sanders replied: "That is correct."
Warren was then asked, "What did you think when Senator Sanders told you a woman could not win the election?"
"I disagreed," Warren replied. Then she said, "Bernie is my friend, and I am not here to try to fight with Bernie.
"But look, this question about whether or not a woman can be president has been raised, and it's time for us to attack it head on," she said.
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The moment was one of the more talked-about exchanges from Tuesday night's debate, which was co-hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register.