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

Sen. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioHillicon Valley: Biden administration sanctions Russia for SolarWinds hack, election interference Senators reintroduce bill to block NATO withdrawal New US sanctions further chill Biden-Putin relations MORE (R-Fla.) on Saturday criticized Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWorld passes 3 million coronavirus deaths Poll: 56 percent say wealth tax is part of solution to inequality Democratic senators call on Biden to support waiving vaccine patents 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 BidenSuspect in FedEx shooting used two assault rifles he bought legally: police US, China say they are 'committed' to cooperating on climate change DC goes to the dogs — Major and Champ, that is MORE.

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