With her endorsement still in the air, responses to the Massachusetts Senator’s cameo ranged from harsh critique to praise and general indifference.
The Massachusetts Senator, who dropped out of the campaign earlier this week after a disappointing Super Tuesday performance, popped up at the tail-end of a Fox News sketch led by Kate McKinnon’s Laura Ingraham. Introduced as “the woman who savagely murdered Michael Bloomberg on live television,” Warren took a moment to jab at herself, the folding of her campaign, and the absence of her endorsement.
“It’s tough. Maybe I’ll just pull a New York Times and endorse them both,” Warren joked when asked who she’d back in the election now that she’s out of the running. She added, “I am so proud of my campaign. We built a wide coalition of teachers, preschool teachers, middle school teachers, and teachers’ pets. And not only did I not accept money from billionaires, I got to give one a swirly on live TV.” McKinnon rushed in dressed in a matching pantsuit for the “Live in New York” commencement and at some point before or after recorded a “Flip The Switch” challenge submission with the Senator that has since gone viral.
All of which seemed fairly benign,v but it’s currently widening the rift between progressives on Twitter. Responses have ranged from praise for the Senator’s humility to general indifference to stark critique of time spent on prepping for a skit instead of canvassing alongside Bernie Sanders in Michigan, a crucial state voting in Tuesday’s primaries. The conversation keeps splintering from there, as Warren supporters charge “Bernie Bros” with unreasonable expectations and not letting the Senator enjoy a moment after a hard fought campaight, while the Sanders corner insists on the urgency of securing her support to focus and unite the progressive arm of the party as Sanders squares up with Biden for the nomination. And somehow, even AOC got caught in the crossfire for liking a tweet.
Watch Elizabeth Warren oddly controversial Saturday Night Live cameo below and scroll on for the Twitter storm.
Elizabeth Warren going on SNL instead of doing the bare minimum to help fight for a progressive candidate against a man she has said is dangerous is all i needed to see to know her movement was never really about progress and is about her as a brand
— ashley ray (@theashleyray) March 8, 2020
Hear me out on this: it’s possible she believes in the need to achieve those progressive goals but doesn’t believe that Bernie’s approach will be effective in reaching them and that’s why she decided to run her own campaign instead of just joining his from the beginning.
— feminist next door (@emrazz) March 8, 2020
People dragging Elizabeth Warren for daring to do SNL because all of their problems aren't solved yet is fucking stupid and exhausting. The woman just fought her ass off to achieve those things and you didnt vote for her. Now she gets to do one single fucking fun goddamn thing.
— Amanda (@eruditechick) March 8, 2020
People are attacking AOC for liking Elizabeth Warren’s appearance on SNL… this country is a mess.
— Frederick Joseph (@FredTJoseph) March 8, 2020
she did, she does, move on
— Drew (@DrewVanDrese) March 8, 2020