March 5, 2020 - Warren Debriefs on Campaign, including Gender Dynamics, in Maddow Interview

In an interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Warren explains her decision to drop out of the presidential contest and discusses her experiences throughout the campaign. Maddow shares her concern that Warren’s departure (paired with Clinton’s loss and the departure of other women in 2020) will leave women thinking we’ll never elect a woman president in their lifetimes. Warren responds, “Oh, God, please, no. That can’t be right,” adding: “This cannot be the right answer. And part of the way I know it is not the right answer is that I walked through my headquarters today and I saw all those strong, powerful, women. I saw all those women who said, thank you for standing up to Michael Bloomberg. I saw all those women who said, thank you for being smart and making that OK. Thank you for talking over men sometimes because I’m just damn tired of always having it go the other way.” But Warren shares her own disappointment, paired with hope: “It’s one of the hardest parts about this. All those pinky promises. All those little girls were going to do this. It’s just going to be a little longer before we’re able to have a woman in the White House. …But it doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen. It doesn’t mean it’s not going to happen soon. It just – look, here’s how I see this. You get in this fight, you know when you go into it there were multiple people who just said, this will be part of the problem. But you get in the fight because you just got to keep beating at it until you finally break the thing. We’ll know that we can have a woman in the White House when we finally elect a woman to the White House.” In the remainder of the interview, Warren addresses sexism among Sanders supporters. Asked if she has had a conversation with Sanders about this, she says “I have.” When asked to describe it, she adds, “It was short.”