Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) apparently didn’t know there was an active ethics complaint against her in the Senate… until her opponent told her right in the middle of the debate.
During the debate, Republican Geoff Diehl said, “Senator Warren was fundraising illegally using the vote on Justice Kavanaugh, the confirmation vote, to try to raise money for her campaigns… That’s something you should not be doing when we’re having a national discussion about the Supreme Court, is trying to fundraise off it. But you did, and it turns out, it’s illegal.”
Warren, who clearly had no clue what Diehl was talking about, seemed to brush it off as hyperbole and shift the topic back to a narrative about Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford.
The moderators, however, didn’t let her get away with it.
“I would like to drill down on what Representative Diehl said,” said one of the moderators. “The fundraising while the vote was being taken on the Kavanaugh hearing — did you or did you not do that?”
After an awkward pause, Warren admits, “Actually, I don’t know.”
Another moderator confirmed: “Yes, an ethics complaint has been filed about a fundraising email.”
A visibly stunned Warren quickly stammers, “Then, then I will, I will check into it — but I don’t know.” Followed by a long, uncomfortable pause.
Despite the awkward debate moment, Warren is still largely expected to win in the deep-blue state.