Political rivals Senator Bernie Sanders and Senator Elizabeth Warren just happened to be on the same flight today and were captured in a photo that has since gone viral. The candidates were on their way to Miami for the first presidential debate.
Sanders was seated on the far left of the plane and Warren was also in a window seat on the far left but one row behind Sanders. Warren looked like she was reading and Sanders was staring out the window.
The two candidates weren’t seen chatting on the flight. It’s less likely they talked after the comments in recent days from Bernie Sanders. While Warren’s numbers go up, Sanders numbers are going down so he’s been lashing out at Warren.
Steve Clemons tweeted: Off2Miami!
@BernieSanders in Seat 15A Thought Bubble: “Is she going to kick my chair? I know she’s going to kick my chair! Elizabeth, don’t even think of kicking my chair!” @ewarren in 16A Thought Bubble: “I’m going to kick it the exact moment he thinks I won’t.”
Off2Miami! @BernieSanders in Seat 15A Thought Bubble: "Is she going to kick my chair? I know she's going to kick my chair! Elizabeth, don't even think of kicking my chair!" @ewarren in 16A Thought Bubble: "I'm going to kick it the exact moment he thinks I won't." @thehill pic.twitter.com/jOTAJSyIwu
— Steve Clemons (@SCClemons) June 21, 2019
This week Fox News reported that Sanders slammed Warren in a tweet saying, “The cat is out of the bag. The corporate wing of the Democratic Party is publicly ‘anybody but Bernie.’ They know our progressive agenda of Medicare for All, breaking up big banks, taking on drug companies and raising wages is the real threat to the billionaire class.”
Sanders denied the tweet was about Warren but then said, “I think that there are a certain number of people who would like to see a woman elected, I understand that. There are people who would like to see somebody who was younger, and I understand that also. There are a lot of factors out there.”
This could get testy because the two candidates are scheduled to appear at the DNC convention in South Carolina this weekend.