Warren: 'It's never OK to celebrate segregationists. Never'

Warren: 'It's never OK to celebrate segregationists. Never'

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenWarren overtakes Biden in Iowa for first time: poll Warren avoids attacks while building momentum Sanders unveils plan to eliminate Americans' medical debt MORE (D-Mass.) on Wednesday criticized comments made by former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenUkrainian official denies Trump pressured president Trump goes after New York Times, Washington Post: 'They have gone totally CRAZY!!!!' Warren overtakes Biden in Iowa for first time: poll MORE about working with segregationist senators.

"I’m not here to criticize other Democrats, but it’s never OK to celebrate segregationists. Never,” she said, according to tweets from several reporters. 

Biden has come under fire for touting his work with two segregationist senators in the 1970s as an example of bygone "civility."

"At least there was some civility. We got things done," Biden said at Tuesday night fundraiser of his work with former Sens. James Eastland (D-Miss.) and Herman Talmadge (D-Ga.). 

"We didn’t agree on much of anything. We got things done. We got it finished," Biden added. "But today, you look at the other side and you’re the enemy. Not the opposition, the enemy. We don't talk to each other anymore."

Biden was also criticized for the comment by 2020 candidates New York City Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioNew York Post hits de Blasio with front-page 'obituary' for 2020 campaign Booker aide sounds alarm about campaign's funding Uber sues New York City to void 'cruising cap' limit MORE (D), Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisWarren overtakes Biden in Iowa for first time: poll Iowa GOP swipes at 2020 Democrats' meat positions as candidates attend annual Steak Fry Warren avoids attacks while building momentum MORE (D-Calif.), Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerIowa GOP swipes at 2020 Democrats' meat positions as candidates attend annual Steak Fry Booker aide sounds alarm about campaign's funding 2020 Democrats defend climate priorities in MSNBC forum MORE (D-N.J.) and former Rep. John DelaneyJohn Kevin Delaney2020 Democrats defend climate priorities in MSNBC forum The Hill's Campaign Report: De Blasio drops out | Warren gains support from black voters | Sanders retools campaign team | Warning signs for Tillis in NC Analysis: 2020 digital spending vastly outpaces TV ads MORE (D-Md.)

Warren and Biden are among two dozen people vying for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination and are two of the top contenders.