How Bernie Sanders edged out Elizabeth Warren on the left

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While some pundits worry Warren is too liberal to win the general election—given her embrace of Medicare for All and public battles with Wall Street and billionaires—to the smaller group of liberal activists who have spent years trying to push the party to the left, she’s been judged as just not liberal enough.

Zina Precht-Rodriguez, the national political communications manager for Sunrise, said the group was looking for how fiercely and passionately each candidate spoke about the climate crisis, which ended up favoring Sanders.

Among other things, Sunrise’s activists were impressed with Sanders’ suggestion that fossil fuel executives should be held criminally liable for damaging the environment, even though Warren has already produced a plan that accomplishes a similar goal.

“That’s really aggressive language that we didn’t necessarily see from Warren,” Precht-Rodriguez said.

How Bernie Sanders edged out Elizabeth Warren on the left
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