A female Politico reporter’s article published Friday shrieks sexism is the reason Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) bombed in the 2016 primary.
“Everyone comes up to me and says, ‘I would vote for you, if you had a penis,’” Warren is quoted in the last line of Politico reporter Ali Vitali’s article. The provocative comment is followed by a notice the article is based on her new book, “Electable: Why America Hasn’t Put a Woman in the White House … Yet.”
Many people on social media questioned the accuracy of that claim, saying they were unsure anyone said it but were sure that not everyone did.
Townhall further reported:
Vitali’s piece was published on Friday morning, “Elizabeth Warren and the ‘Electability Question.'” It’s a deep-dive profile on Warren and women presidential candidates, seemingly meant to promote Vitali’s book, “Electable: Why America Hasn’t Put A Woman In The White House… Yet.”
Warren’s memorable line is literally the last part of Vitali’s piece, yet the remark is what’s getting the attention, and understandably so. On Twitter, a preview of the article includes Warren’s quote about people voting for her (or not) based on her genitals.
Amongst the chatter on Twitter, many expressed doubt about the truth of Warren’s claims. The alternative, also plausible, is that it’s Democrats who are the sexists since the party nominated Joe Biden in 2020.
“[T]oday in “things that are never said,” commented one user above a retweet containing the provocative claim.
“Either she is lying or Democrats are sexists who hate women,” remarked the LifeNews account.
“This sounds only 1,024th true,” deadpanned political commentator Jeremy Frankel.
“There is zero chance that one person, let alone everyone, said that to her,” observed @largebill68.
Warren ran for president in 2020 and was one of the last candidates to drop out, doing so in March 2020. This came after a Super Tuesday that was disappointing, to put it politely, considering she won no states out of the 14 that held their primaries that day. She even came in third in her own state of Massachusetts.
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