Supporters tout 'Senator Warren' after Romney refers to her as a professor in tweet

Supporters tout 'Senator Warren' after Romney refers to her as a professor in tweet
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Supporters of Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenBiden: 'I'm more of a Democrat from my shoe sole to my ears' than anyone else running Press: Another billionaire need not apply Saagar Enjeti dismisses Warren, Klobuchar claims of sexism MORE came out in defense of the Massachusetts lawmaker on Thursday after her colleague Sen. Mitt RomneyWillard (Mitt) Mitt RomneyClub for Growth extends advertising against House Dems over impeachment Pennsylvania's other election-night story This week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry MORE (R-Utah) referred to her as a professor in a tweet.

Warren's supporters helped push the phrase “Senator Warren” into Twitter’s top list of trending items after Romney criticized her "Medicare for All" plan, which some 2020 Democratic rivals have scrutinized in recent days.

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“Prof. Warren’s Medicare for All fails the test: Countries with socialized medicine make their numbers work through limits on care, cost sharing, and higher middle class taxes,” Romney wrote. “Pretending otherwise is inauthentic and disingenuous.”

While Warren has worked as a former law school professor — she taught at several universities before entering politics – supporters viewed Romney's tweet as minimizing her current standing as a fellow member of the Senate.

“It's SENATOR WARREN and pretending you've read it is inauthentic and disingenuous,” former MSNBC contributor Goldie Taylor said in a tweet. Another social media user said Romney’s use of the term “seems like a diminutive term.”

Hundreds of others also chimed in on the matter, taking aim at Romney.

Some also referred to a phrase the former GOP presidential nominee used during a debate in 2012, during which he said he had “binders full of women” who could serve in an eventual administration.

The phrase from Romney came after he was pressed during the debate against then-President Obama about workplace equality.

A spokesperson for Romney did not immediately return a request for comment Thursday about the social media reaction to his tweet.

Warren has faced some scrutiny among Democrats in recent days over her Medicare for All plan, with some Democratic senators telling The Hill this week they would not vote for her health care proposal if she were president in 2021.

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenFive landmark moments of testimony to Congress Democrats sharpen their message on impeachment Biden: 'I'm more of a Democrat from my shoe sole to my ears' than anyone else running MORE has also criticized Warren's plan to fund the proposal while blasting her this week as a "my way or the highway" elitist after she accused him of running in the "wrong presidential primary."

"If someone doesn’t agree with you — it’s not just that you disagree — that person must be a coward or corrupt or a small thinker," Biden panned in a Medium post this week pushing back on recent attacks from Warren.

"Some call it the 'my way or the highway' approach to politics. But it’s worse than that. It’s condescending to the millions of Democrats who have a different view," he wrote. "It’s representative of an elitism that working and middle-class people do not share."