Kamala Harris and Elizabeth Warren Reportedly Work Out Tensions
(UnitedVoice.com) – Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Vice President Kamala Harris were once opponents in the race for the 2020 Democratic nominee. They also served together in the Senate. Recent reports indicate they haven’t been getting along well lately.
According to a CNN report, Harris refused to take calls from Warren on at least two occasions. The disagreement between the two women was the result of a Boston Public Radio interview the senator gave in January. Warren was asked how she feels about President Joe Biden choosing Harris as his running mate in 2024.
The senator, a strong supporter of Biden, was happy about the possibility of him running again. But when it came to the VP, Warren said, “I really want to defer to what makes Biden comfortable on his team.” She later tried to call Harris twice to apologize, sources said, but the veep wouldn’t take the calls.
Warren issued a statement on March 12, clarifying her remarks. According to GBH News, the senator said she “fully supports” a Biden-Harris re-election ticket, and she “never intended to imply otherwise.”
On Tuesday, March 14, Harris hosted a bipartisan dinner for female senators at the US Naval Observatory. The invitations were reportedly sent out more than a month ago, and Warren was in attendance.
Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) tweeted a video of some of the women in attendance, including Harris and Warren.
Thank you Madam @VP for hosting another wonderful bipartisan women Senators dinner! pic.twitter.com/Y11WR46M12
— Sen. Debbie Stabenow (@SenStabenow) March 15, 2023
A report by The Hill claims the dinner soothed the poor relations between the two women. Party insiders were reportedly annoyed by the squabble. Progressive Nina Turner, an ally of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT), said the disagreement was “privileged people’s problems” and regular people are “suffering” in the process. As for the cause of the issue, Turner said Harris is under no obligation to return anyone’s call if she is upset about something someone did to her.
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