After a fateful Super Tuesday vote, many Democrats have renounced their bid for the presidency.
Some of them have been more shocking than others.
And Warren is out! But you’ll never believe what Pelosi is blaming for her failure.
Super Tuesday has come and gone and left many campaigns ruined in its wake, including that of Democratic frontrunner Elizabeth Warren.
Warren was a party favorite for being the only woman left in the race after Amy Klobuchar announced the end of her campaign.
Many wished to see a woman in the White House, just for the sake of diversity.
But Elizabeth Warren’s mistakes plagued her campaign, and after performing horribly in the polls on Tuesday, she has announced the end of her presidential bid.
And now, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has come forward to speak about her disappointment in Warren’s performance.
And you’ll never believe what she blames for Warren’s failure.
Earlier this week, Pelosi spoke to endorse the two remaining presidential candidates, former Vice President Joe Biden, and open socialist Bernie Sanders.
Pelosi said she had great faith in these two men, but regretted not having a woman in the race.
But instead of acknowledging the candidates’ failures, she blamed another thing for their failed bids.
Fox News reports:
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she is “encouraged” by the ideological debates within the Democratic Party now represented by Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and former Vice President Joe Biden, but lamented not having a female candidate in the general election.
Pelosi said during a Thursday press conference that there were “great candidates,” specifically touting Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., and Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., but hypothesized as to why they came up short.
“I do think that there’s a certain element of misogyny that is there. And some of it isn’t really mean-spirited, it just isn’t their experience,” Pelosi said. She claimed that some people have “their own insecurities” that prevent them from voting for a woman.
Pelosi blames sexism for the race coming down to two men, rather than accepting that the women in the race simply did not have what it takes to be president.
Warren also pointed to sexism as a possible factor in the Democratic base essentially boiling down to two men. Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is still in the race as the sole female candidate, but she has secured just one delegate in the primaries thus far after failing to qualify for the most recent debates.
At the same time, Pelosi said she believes that “the American people are ready” for a female president, and said she was surprised that the U.S. has a female speaker of the House before having a female president. Pelosi said she expected the general public to have been more ready than members of Congress to have a woman in charge.
“Every time I get introduced as the most powerful woman,” she said, “I almost cry because I’m thinking I wish that were not true. I so wish that we had a woman president of the United States and we came very close to doing that.”
The American people may be ready for a woman president, but these candidates simply failed to make the cut.