Young voter asks Elizabeth Warren emotional question about acceptance

Henrietta Brewer
December 4, 2019

The tension initially started when the former vice president's campaign accused Warren of lying about the true costs of her Medicare for All proposal.

A truly freakish clip of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden from two years ago went viral over the weekend, showing the former VP telling the crowd stories about kids touching his leg hair, sitting on his lap, and roaches.

ABC News reports Raelyn is "a member of the LGBTQ community", and "told ABC News that conversations with family around Thanksgiving time gave rise to the idea". "And how you dealt with that?" The former vice president responded by dismissing Warren's supposed enthusiasm outright, according to The Wall Street Journal. "I'm his mother. There's nothing better than your mom coming up and giving you a hug and saying, 'Honey, I love you and it's going to be OK, '" she said.

The presidential candidate took the time to share a personal story about her own struggle for acceptance from her mother after her first marriage ended. She tears up, perhaps in empathizing with the tear-laden voice of the young woman who asked the question.

"No, because everyone knows I'm close with him", Biden said.

"And maybe they will and maybe they won't, but the truth is, you gotta take care of yourself first", Warren told Raelyn.

"I've never been in a position seeking the nomination where I have had the money and the organization to be able to get open headquarters all over the state", he added.

Raelyn, who said she is also following the campaigns of Pete Buttigieg and Bernie Sanders, plans to be a precinct captain for Warren during the upcoming Iowa caucuses.

As for Warren, she said she's drawn to what she sees as authenticity.

Biden said that Biden's base are more anxious about serious matters unrelated to his verbal slip-ups, noting that she herself has made verbal gaffes while campaigning alongside him, once calling the NRA, the National Rifle Association, the "NEA", the National Endowment for the Arts. I was scared. I didn't want her to feel, almost, pressured to answer it, because I know being put on the spot and being on that big of a pedestal in front of America, it's kind of like, you don't want to put all of your personal information out there. They're just saying things to get your vote, but I don't think it's like that with her.

After the emotional moment, Raelyn told CNN: "I loved it".

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