Sen. Elizabeth Warren has promised that “I’ll have a lot more to say” about the role that gender and sexism played in the White House race. Fox News reported that Warren made her pledge as she announced that she was suspending her White House bid, making her the last major female candidate in the battle for the Democratic presidential nomination.
The only remaining female candidate is Tulsi Gabbard, the congresswoman from Hawaii who, “With only one delegate toward the nomination, is in effect out of contention,” said The Guardian.
When asked about the role that gender played, Warren said “gender in this race. You know that is the trap question for everyone.” She said, “if you say ‘yeah, there was sexism in this race,’ everyone says ‘whiner.’ And if you say ‘no, there was no sexism,’ about a bazillion women think, ‘what planet do you live on?’ I promise you this, I’ll have a lot more to say on that subject later on.”
She mentioned that a field that used to be the most diverse in presidential campaign history is now down to former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont.
According to Fox News, “Sanders denied during a January presidential nomination debate that he told Warren during a private meeting in December 2018 – before they both launched their White House campaigns – that a woman could not win the 2020 presidential election.”
Warren responded during the debate by pointing out female electability, saying “look at the men on this stage. Collectively, they have lost 10 elections.”