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Tom Steyer gets his big moment by awkwardly interrupting Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren’s post-debate exchange


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Presidential candidate Tom Steyer found himself in the middle of what appeared to be a tense exchange between Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders after Tuesday’s night’s debate in Iowa.

Video footage appeared to show Warren rejecting a handshake from Sanders and engaging him in a serious conversation, while Steyer got in the middle and attempted to shake Sanders’ hand.

“It was one of those awkward moments where I felt like, OK, I need to move on as fast as possible,” Steyer told CNN.
While Sanders and Warren, the two progressive standard-bearers of the race, have refrained from attacking each other so far, their non-aggression pact is breaking down as the Iowa caucuses loom.
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Presidential candidate Tom Steyer found himself in the middle of what appeared to be a tense exchange between Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders after Tuesday’s night’s debate in Iowa.

After the debate, video footage appeared to show Warren rejecting a handshake from Sanders and engaging him in a serious conversation, while Steyer got in the middle and attempted to shake Sanders’ hand.

The campaigns are trying to de escalate but looks like Bernie and Warren may still have some stuff to work out.
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— Alex Thompson (@AlxThomp) January 15, 2020

Here is Tom Steyer’s interaction with Sanders and Warren to Curb Your Enthusiasm #DemocraticDebate pic.twitter.com/6m1tZC8aF3

— Michael Schwab (@michaelschwab13) January 15, 2020

It was unclear what exactly they were discussing, but the moment came after several days of tensions between the two camps that spilled out onto the debate stage. Both candidates were asked about Warren’s claim that Sanders told her in a private December 2018 meeting that he didn’t believe a woman could win the presidency.

After the debate, Steyer told SMNBC’s Chris Matthews, “I don’t know what they were saying, all I was trying to say is, ‘Senator Warren, Senator Sanders, it’s been great to see you, thank you for participating in this. And whatever there was going on between each other, I was trying to get out of the way as fast as possible.”

He later described the handshake attempt as an “awkward moment” to CNN.

Tom Steyer on the shakegate on CNN:

“I felt like, OK, there’s something going on here. Good night, I’m out of here. It was one of those awkward moments where I felt like, OK, I need to move on as fast as possible.”

— Igor Bobic (@igorbobic) January 15, 2020

While Sanders and Warren, the two progressive standard-bearers of the race, have refrained from attacking each other so far, their non-aggression pact is breaking down as the Iowa caucuses loom.

Over the weekend, Warren said she was “disappointed” in a Politico report detailing a Sanders volunteer script — which his campaign tried to distance itself from — emphasizing how Warren enjoys greater support among “affluent” and “highly educated …read more

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