Warren shares moment with young voter at Iowa forum

Warren shares moment with young voter at Iowa forum
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Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenMaryland Legislative Black Caucus pushes for state to release racial breakdown of coronavirus impact Hillicon Valley: T-Mobile, Sprint complete merger | Warren pushes food delivery apps to classify workers as full employees | Lawsuit accuses Zoom of improperly sharing user data Warren calls on food delivery apps to classify workers as full employees MORE (D-Mass.), a 2020 White House hopeful, shared a personal moment with a young voter in Iowa on Sunday after being asked about the issue of acceptance.

Warren told a personal anecdote relating to her mother's reaction to the end of her first marriage after she was asked by a 17-year-old girl about a time when she didn't feel accepted, according to video recorded by ABC News.

"I was wondering if there was ever a time in your life where somebody you really looked up to maybe didn’t accept you as much?” the voter asked Warren. “And how you dealt with that?”

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“Yeah,” Warren responded after pausing for a moment. “My mother and I had very different views of how to build a future.”

“She wanted me to marry well, and I really tried, and it just didn’t work out," the senator added. "And there came a day when I had to call her and say, 'This is over. I can’t make it work.' And I heard the disappointment in her voice. I knew how she felt about it.”

“But I also knew it was the right thing to do," she added, after fighting back tears.

Warren and the young voter then embraced.

Warren has trailed South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegHuffPost political reporter on why Bernie fell way behind Biden Economists fear slow pace of testing will prolong recession The Hill's 12:30 Report: Pence defends response, says Trump never 'belittled' virus threat MORE (D) and Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHuffPost political reporter on why Bernie fell way behind Biden Schumer: Administration 'must move heaven and earth' to implement new unemployment benefits Biden associates reach out to Holder about VP search MORE (I-Vt.) in Iowa by single digits ahead of the state's first-in-the-nation caucuses, which are now just more than 60 days away.