Warren went on to argue that Sen. Sanders had a “big hand” in writing those “rules,” adding: “Everybody got in the race thinking that was the set of rules. I don’t how come you get to change it just because he now thinks there’s an advantage to him for doing that.”
Newsweek has contacted the Sanders 2020 campaign for comment and will update this article with any response.
The Vermont senator did push for a contested convention ahead of the Democratic National Convention in 2016. But he also called for a suspension of convention rules as he nominated Hillary Clinton at the Philadelphia party event.
CNN host Don Lemon asked Senator Warren on Wednesday night to clarify whether she would continue to fight for the Democratic nomination if she arrived at the party’s national convention with less delegates than another candidate.
She confirmed that she would and said, “Because a lot of people made $5 contributions to my campaign to keep me in it. We raised $9 million in three days from just folks who said ‘I’ll pitch in.’ They are the heart and soul of this race.”
The congresswoman later added, “As long as they want me to stay in this race, I’m staying in this race.”
Sen. Warren won only 8 delegates from the opening Democratic nominating contests in Iowa, New Hampshire, and Nevada, putting her in fourth place.