Elizabeth Warren is a strange person who often says strange things, but a detail in a new book about the 2020 election really takes the cake.
According to the writer, Warren claimed that many people told her that they would have voted fro her if she had a penis.
It’s just weird enough to be almost believable.
Elizabeth Warren and the ‘Electability Question’
What a night!” Elizabeth Warren said.
It was past 3 a.m. on Iowa Caucus Night and we were barreling through the air from DesMoines to Manchester. At the back of the plane, the press corps was exhausted, contorted into resting positions in our seats but too scared to fall asleep for fear that the candidate would come to the back of the plane. And then there she was, coming right toward me, clad in a dark blue campaign-branded hoodie and brandishing party-size bags of Smartfood popcorn and Doritos…
“I’m responding to what people wanna hear,” Warren told us plainly, with a characteristically biting edge in her voice. She spoke sometimes as if all the annoyance and frustration she had about the political system simmered right on the edge of her words, teeming on the top of her teeth, threatening to spill over.
We’d talked about the dynamics of Iowa, her competitors and the pressure she put on herself not “to screw this up.” But here and now she offered her plainest view of the landscape yet: “Everyone comes up to me and says, ‘I would vote for you, if you had a penis.’”
People had fun with this topic on Twitter.
— The Big Dig (@TheBigDigmystic) August 12, 2022
BREAKING: Elizabeth Warren comes out as transphobic, thinks having a penis is what makes you a man https://t.co/6Gl1cIDSl2
— Peachy Keenan (@KeenanPeachy) August 12, 2022
— Passably Affable (@tbrusletten) August 12, 2022
It’ll be funny if this issue comes up in a future debate.