Rubio criticizes Warren response on same-sex marriage opposition as condescending

Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioDes Moines Register endorses Elizabeth Warren as Democratic presidential nominee Commerce Department withdraws Huawei rule after Pentagon pushback: reports  Veronica Escobar to give Spanish-language response to Trump State of the Union address MORE (R-Fla.) on Saturday criticized Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenDes Moines Register endorses Elizabeth Warren as Democratic presidential nominee Sanders faces lingering questions about appeal to women voters Sunday shows preview: Lawmakers prepare for week two of impeachment trial MORE's (D-Mass.) response to a town hall question about same-sex marriage earlier this week, saying it was condescending and would spark support from conservatives to fight back, "even in a crude or vulgar way."

Warren's response to a question at an LGBTQ forum on Thursday about what she'd say to someone who said their faith taught them that marriage was between one man and one woman drew plenty of attention. 

"Well, I’m going to assume it’s a guy who said that," Warren replied. "I’m going to say, 'Then just marry one woman. I’m cool with that.'"

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Warren's response garnered laughter from the audience.

After the laughter subsided, Warren added, "Assuming you can find one," which caused the crowd to burst into applause and more laughter. 

Rubio tweeted Saturday that Warren's response would lead to a backlash among those who disagree with her.

Her answer "vividly captures the condescension of elites & their incessant ridicule of Americans with traditional values. It elicits glee among celebrities & blue check brigade," Rubio tweeted.

"But for the millions sick of being disrespected it elicits support for fighting back, even in a crude or vulgar way," Rubio continued.

Warren has emerged as a front-runner for the Democratic nomination in recent months, running either ahead of or closely behind former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDes Moines Register endorses Elizabeth Warren as Democratic presidential nominee Sanders faces lingering questions about appeal to women voters George Conway: Witness missing from impeachment trial is Trump MORE.

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this story mischaracterized Rubio's tweet.