Bernie supporters turn fury on Warren in response, call her fraud, backstabber, snake
Former Vice President Joe Biden (D-DE) convincingly won the South Carolina Democrat primary on Saturday with 48% of the vote, while Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) came in an embarrassing fifth place with only 7%. For context, anti-Trump billionaire Tom Steyer came in third with 11% and promptly dropped out.
An obviously rattled Warren took to the stage in Houston where she ranted and raved, attacking her Democrat opponents and generally seeming a bit unhinged.
While she began by graciously congratulating Biden on his impressive win, her speech quickly became a train wreck. She declares that her goal is to amass as many delegates as she can (she got zero in South Carolina) and head to the convention.
Warren just now, as she’s 5th place in #SCprimary, on why she’s staying in the race: “we want to gain as many delegates going into the convention as we can.”
No more talk of winning states. Rhetoric is now just about winning some delegates and staying til a contested convention pic.twitter.com/XCOgGS6hse
— Mike Prysner (@MikePrysner) March 1, 2020
She lashed out at her Democrat opponents, and in the process managed to throw fire on the slow-burning feud between herself and socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
Part of this has to be a reaction to Bernie actively campaigning in Massachusetts and polling ahead of Warren in her home state. He is also fundraising far more than she is; the AP reports: “Sanders raised stout $46.5M in February; Warren got $29M.”
Warren, after her fifth place finish goes after….Bernie. pic.twitter.com/wSAO4KANB2
— Jay Caruso (@JayCaruso) March 1, 2020
Toughest Warren on Bernie I've heard: "This crisis demands more than a Senator who has good ideas, but whose 30-year track record shows he consistently calls for things he fails to get done, and consistently opposes things he nevertheless fails to stop."
— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) March 1, 2020
Let’s be clear abt what this PAC is. It’s a stop Bernie PAC. Warren isnt projected to win a single state. Do u really think donors would throw in millions at this point bc they believe she can win? No. It’s because they believe bolstering Warren will keep Bernie from a majority. https://t.co/k1mlLBwgGQ
— Krystal Ball (@krystalball) February 29, 2020
Elizabeth Warren responded to her fourth straight loss Saturday night by taking direct aim at her rivals — including Bernie Sanders.
“This crisis demands more than a senator who has good ideas, but whose 30-year track record shows he consistently calls for things he fails to get done, and consistently opposes things he nevertheless fails to stop,” Warren said in her toughest assessment of the Vermont senator during a speech in Houston Saturday night.
Warren’s campaign seems to suggest that she is now trying to eat into Bernie’s delegate count and #StopBernie.
NEW: In memo, Elizabeth Warren campaign manager @RogerLau basically admits the Warren candidacy is now a convention effort.
“no candidate will likely have a path to the majority of delegates”
“Milwaukee is the final play.”
“ultimately prevail at the national convention” pic.twitter.com/UDscXO7VYF
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) March 1, 2020
Warren just now, as she’s 5th place in #SCprimary, on why she’s staying in the race:
“We want to gain as many delegates going into the convention as we can”
No more talk of winning states
She's openly going for a Brokered Convention to stop Berniepic.twitter.com/DwpFALnd9m
— Alexei Arora (@AlexeiArora) March 1, 2020
Elizabeth ? Warren's campaign is now admitting she is staying in the race in order to stop Bernie Sanders from being president. That is its goal.
There is no excuse for so-called "progressives" to defend her. Warren is a tool of right-wing billionaires.pic.twitter.com/k651hdPvtL
— Ben Norton (@BenjaminNorton) March 1, 2020
Bernie supporters were already seething after she accused him of sexism and for claiming he sought an “unfair ‘advantage’ in the Democratic primary with his about-face on the question of how many delegates a candidate must amass before clinching the party’s presidential nomination.” Last night’s statements appear to have been the final straw for them.
If you are a progressive and you defend or have any sympathy for Elizabeth Warren at this point then you are a clown
— Nick is a Dr. Cornel West Democrat ? (@SocialistMMA) March 1, 2020
Being in the lead and then falling so dramatically has unleashed a bottom of the barrel level of desperation in Elizabeth Warren.
— Emma Vigeland (@EmmaVigeland) March 1, 2020
— Geniea ???? ☭??? (@Geniea8) March 1, 2020
— #CaliBernication (@brooklynnygirl) March 1, 2020
Truth must be spoken here. Warren is a liar. A trickster. A turn-coat. A fabricator. An untrue friend. An opportunist. Following her would make me the same. She is not even my second choice any longer.
— bertie williams (@berdiebern1) March 1, 2020
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