The discourse between Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren has been heating up in recent weeks.
And it all came to a head immediately after the Democratic debate.
New hot-mic audio released by CNN shows a very uncomfortable scene after the conclusion of the debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register, in which Warren approaches Sanders and says she believes he lied about her to all of America.
“I think you called me a liar on national TV,” Warren stated firmly.
Bernie responded with a confused “What?” before Warren leveled the same comment again in an even firmer tone.
The Vermont senator tried to brush off her comment at first, saying, “Let’s not do it right now,” adding “If you want to have that discussion, we’ll have that discussion.”
He followed up by getting aggressive, “You called me a liar.” Candidate Tom Steyer tried to interject before Sanders finished with, “Alright, let’s not do it now.”
Watch the stunning moment:
It is unclear how this will affect the Sanders campaign for president, as the prospects of him refuting a top female candidate and aggressively calling her a liar won’t sit well with a large chunk of the Democrat voter base.
Sanders and Warren are both the most progressive candidates in the race for president, having submitted plans resembling single-payer healthcare in the past, along with proposing enormous tax increases for the wealthy and greater regulation of corporate America.
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