Brzezinski on Sanders-Warren: Someone isn't telling the truth

Brzezinski on Sanders-Warren: Someone isn't telling the truth
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MSNBC's Mika BrzezinskiMika Emilie BrzezinskiThe Memo: Trump's Scarborough tweets unsettle his allies Fox's Perino presses Trump official on Scarborough tweets: 'How does this help the president win?' Cheney says Trump should stop tweeting Scarborough conspiracy MORE said she believed "somebody's not telling the truth" regarding Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenCOVID-19 workplace complaints surge; unions rip administration Gloves come off as Democrats fight for House seat in California Police killing in Minneapolis puts new scrutiny on Biden pick MORE's (D-Mass.) claim that Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersGloves come off as Democrats fight for House seat in California Senate Democrats pump brakes on new stimulus checks The Hill's Coronavirus Report: Unemployment claims now at 41 million with 2.1 million more added to rolls; Topeka mayor says cities don't have enough tests for minorities and homeless communities MORE (I-Vt.) told her a woman could not win the presidential election.

Brzezinski appeared to suggest that the person not telling the truth might be Warren, stating that she had "a bad feeling it might be the accuser."

“I don’t know what happened there, but somebody’s not telling the truth, and I have a bad feeling it might be the accuser,” Brzezinski added.

Warren, immediately after the Tuesday night debate, accused Sanders of calling her a liar on national television. The moment occurred on camera as the two spoke after the debate. 

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Sanders appeared to offer his hand to Warren, who confronted the Vermont senator. Sanders later walked away.

Audio of the moment released on Wednesday revealed that Warren had said Sanders appeared to have called her a liar on national television. Sanders replied that he did not want to discuss the issue at that time.

During the debate, Sanders said he never said at a December 2018 meeting with Warren that a woman could not be elected president. Warren said he had and that she disagreed during the conversation.

The battle has alarmed progressive groups and created a serious rift between the presidential race's two most powerful liberal voices.

Brzezinski appeared to be more sympathetic to Sanders during the "Morning Joe" broadcast on Thursday.

“Bernie is just being pulled into it, what is he supposed to do?” she said at one point.

Sanders and Warren are locked in a four-way race ahead of the Iowa caucuses on Feb. 3 with former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden campaign cancels fundraiser with Mueller prosecutor Twitter joins Democrats to boost mail-in voting — here's why The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - George Floyd's death sparks protests, National Guard activation MORE and Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegBiden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process Here's how Biden can win over the minority vote and the Rust Belt MORE, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind.

The Tuesday night debate, watched by 7.3 million viewers, was the last debate before the Iowa caucuses.