Viral photo shows Warren sitting behind Sanders on flight to Miami

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren won't meet with Barrett, calling Trump's nomination an 'illegitimate power grab' The Hill's Campaign Report: Trump's tax bombshell | More election drama in Pennsylvania | Trump makes up ground in new polls New Biden campaign ad jabs at Trump's reported 0 income tax payments MORE (D-Mass.) may be ahead of Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTrump, Biden clash over health care as debate begins Biden calls Trump a 'liar' and a 'clown' at first debate Biden mocks Trump campaign debate claims: 'I've got my earpiece and performance enhancers ready' MORE (I-Vt.) in some 2020 presidential polls, but she was seen sitting behind him on a Thursday flight.

The two White House contenders were seen sitting a row apart in a photo tweeted by The Hill’s editor-at-large Steve Clemons.

The flight was heading to Miami, where the first round of Democratic debates are being held next week.


Social media users shared the image, many joking about the candidates' placement and the expressions on the faces of their fellow passengers. 

Warren narrowly edged Sanders by 1 point in a new Economist/YouGov poll released on Thursday, although both trailed front-runner former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFive takeaways from Trump-Biden debate clash The Memo: Debate or debacle? Democrats rip Trump for not condemning white supremacists, Proud Boys at debate MORE.


Sanders appeared to knock his Senate colleague in a tweet Wednesday referencing corporate Democrats supporting "anybody but Bernie," but he denied it was a shot at his fellow progressive.

“That tweet was not about Elizabeth Warren at all. Not at all. Elizabeth is a friend of mine, and we’re going to run what I hope are issue-oriented campaigns," Sanders told CNN's Chris CuomoChris CuomoFox News tops broadcast networks for first time in 3rd quarter CNN's Don Lemon: 'Blow up the entire system' remark taken out of context CNN's Lemon: 'We're going to have to blow up the entire system' if Democrats win back White House, Senate MORE on "Cuomo Primetime."

"This was, though, a very strong statement about a group called Third Way, and you know that Third Way is the corporatist wing of the Democratic Party," he continued. 

Sanders's remarks come hours after he referenced a Politico article about how Democrats are running to Warren's campaign in a bid to block him from getting the nomination. 

The two candidates will appear on the debate stage on different nights next week, avoiding a face-off for the time being.