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One Week Out from Debates, 2020 Dems Start Sniping at Each Other

“The cat is out of the bag. The corporate wing of the Democratic Party is publicly ‘anybody but Bernie,’ Sanders wrote Wednesday.

By NTK Staff | 06.19.2019 @1:30pm
One Week Out from Debates, 2020 Dems Start Sniping at Each Other

Democrats are increasingly taking shots at one another as the first presidential primary debate draws nearer. One week out from the first debate, Bernie Sanders and Cory Booker are taking aim at top rivals.

In response to a Politico story that stated centrist Democrats are beginning to cozy up to Elizabeth Warren in an effort to prevent Sanders’ rise to the nomination, Sanders shot back on Twitter.

Sanders essentially called Warren the preferred candidate of the “corporate wing of the Democratic Party,” a label that surely infuriated Warren, who wants to be known as an enemy of corporations.

Sanders and Warren are among two of the most closely aligned 2020 candidates, ideologically speaking. While they have largely laid off attacking one another, these kind of attacks on one another were inevitable.

Meanwhile, Booker took aim at the frontrunner, Joe Biden. One Twitter user posted a picture of a sad looking woman with the caption, “me realizing i’m going to have to vote for joe biden in 2020.”

Brooker replied to the tweet, “No, you won’t.”

While Booker’s comment is arguably less of a direct hit than Sanders’, it’s no less notable. “This is pretty tame, but interesting because Cory Booker has made a point to not go after Joe Biden by name,” CNN’s Rebecca Buck tweeted.

By and large, the Democrats running for president have played nicely in their collective sandbox. But as the debates approach, the stakes are getting higher, and the truce among the candidates will soon fall by the wayside.

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