Warren made that claim after Sanders denied an explosive report that he once told Warren that a woman couldn’t win the presidency.
Sanders reminded his colleague in the Senate that he defeated an incumbent Republican during his congressional run in 1990.
Sanders, who at the time was mayor of Burlington, Vermont, defeated incumbent Republican Rep. Peter Smith to win the seat representing the state’s at-large congressional district.
The moment was part of the tensest exchange between the Vermont senator and his colleague from Massachusetts after reports emerged that Sanders allegedly told Warren that a woman could not win a presidential race.
But the Massachusetts senator said in a statement Monday that during their two-hour meeting two years ago to discuss the 2020 election, “among the topics that came up was what would happen if Democrats nominated a female candidate.