2020 White House hopeful and Sen. Elizabeth Warren spent the weekend attracting the Democratic Party’s establishment donors just less than two years after alleging the 2016 primary was rigged in Hillary Clinton’s favor.
Speaking at the Democratic National Committee’s summer meeting in San Francisco, the Massachusetts Democrat courted powerful party insiders. In the fall of 2017, she criticized these same insiders for unfairly influencing the party’s last presidential primary to ensure Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., would lose to the former secretary of state and first lady.
After 17 months of declining to comment on the 2016 matter, Warren answered “yes” without hesitation when CNN’s Jake Tapper asked her in the fall of 2017 whether she believed the Democratic primary was “rigged” to crown Clinton with the nomination.
“What we’ve got to do as Democrats now is we’ve got to hold this party accountable,” Warren said.
Despite the charge, Warren was wildly popular at the gathering of influential Democrats, receiving a standing ovation from more than 150 of the party’s top donors before even starting her speech, according to The Atlantic.