Hillary Clinton put a damp on the Sanders campaign last week by pulling a string of victories across 7 states. As she’s starting to look more and more like the Democratic nominee, Hillary still has a thorn by her side – Senator Elizabeth Warren.
As one of the most popular female Democrats, Warren’s lack of enthusiasm for Hillary leaves an uncomfortable taste for the campaign.
Back in February, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright told a crowd during a rally for Hillary that “there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help each other.”
If that’s supposed to be an indirect shot at Warren, it didn’t seem to persuade her.
When pressed in a CBS interview, Warren still refuses to say that she will back Clinton, noting that both Democratic candidates are “out talking about the issues.”
“I don’t think anybody’s been anointed.”
One possible reason for the uncomfortably cool relationship may be explained in this interview given by Warren back in 2004. The important parts start at around 3:30:
To bring you up to speed, Warren was talking about a bankruptcy bill that would overly favor credit card companies over consumers, especially women on child support. She convinced Hillary to fight the bill, who then quickly got on board and lobbied her husband President Bill Clinton to veto it.
Fast forward few years later, Hillary had become a New York senator the with significant contributions from Wall Street. When the bankruptcy bill came up again, Hillary switched her position and and supported the bill. That didn’t sit well with Warren.
When asked about why she switched her position, Hillary explains why she supported the bill even though she didn’t like it:
“I didn’t like the bill any more than I had liked it before. It still had very bad provisions. But I also pushed hard for a deal to protect women and children. So okay, I held my nose. I voted for it.”