CNN released the audio of Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s testy exchange with Sen. Bernie Sanders at the end of Tuesday’s debate.
"I think you called me a liar on national TV," Warren said in the clip.
“What?” Sanders asked.
“I think you called me a liar on national TV," Warren repeated.
"You know, let's not do it right now. If you want to have that discussion, we'll have that discussion,” Sanders replied.
"Anytime," Warren replied.
“You called me a --” Sanders began before turning and walking away.
The clip also shows Tom Steyer approach the two candidates during their exchange.
"I don't want to get in the middle. I just want to say hi, Bernie,” Steyer said.
“Yeah, good, ok,” Sanders replied as he walked away.
Someone isn’t telling the truth:
“This is just not OK,” said MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski. “Somebody is not telling the truth and I have a bad feeling it might be the accuser.”
“By the way, you can have a private conversation, there have been many," she added. "There have been many, in the run-up to Barack Obama, a lot of people had conversations about whether or not America was ready for an African American president. There is also private conversations as to whether or not America is ready to have a woman president, and someone can say 'I think maybe not,' and should not be criticized for it.”
Progressives call on both to cool tensions:
Progressive groups called on Warren and Sanders to tone down the attacks, CNN reported.
"When progressives fight each other, the establishment wins," Democracy For American chairman Charles Chamberlain said. "We saw it in 2004 when progressives took each other out and John Kerry slipped through to win Iowa and then went on to lose in November to a very unpopular Republican incumbent."
"Sanders and Warren, as well as their campaigns and supporters, will need to find ways to cooperate," several other progressive groups said in a joint statement. "The crossfire amplified by the media is unhelpful and does not reflect the relationship between two Senate colleagues who broadly worked well together for most of the last year. We hope to build solidarity between delegates affiliated with these two candidates prior to the convention and will encourage the campaigns to work towards a unified convention strategy after the final primaries on June 2nd."