Senators and democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Senator Bernie Sanders continued with their spar with Warren accusing Sanders of calling her a liar during Tuesday night’s debate in a tense conversation between two caught on camera.
CNN reported that after they conducted an inventory of its audio equipment they found recordings of the conversation between the two progressive candidates that occurred immediately following the CNN/Des Moines Register debate ended. The release of the audio came after a day of speculation about what was said.
“I think you called me a liar on national TV,” Warren says to Sanders, to which Sanders responds “What?” and Warren repeats what she said.
“You know, let’s not do it right now. If you want to have that discussion, we’ll have that discussion,” Sanders said, to which Warren replied, “Anytime.”
“You called me a liar,” Sanders added. “You told me — all right, let’s not do it now.”
Many Twitter users commented on the exchange, which aired without audio, noting the two didn’t end up shaking hands.
Democrats are desperately trying to stay united as internal disputes shake the party, raising fears on the left that they’ll fumble a prime opportunity to nominate a candidate from the progressive wing of the party.