Warren and Sanders clash ahead of final debate before Iowa caucuses

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Six Democratic presidential candidates meet Tuesday night in Des Moines for their final debate before the Feb. 3 Iowa caucuses launch the 2020 Democratic primary season.

The debate, moderated by CNN and the Des Moines Register, will feature the race’s four frontrunners — former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg — plus billionaire Tom Steyer and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.).

On the eve of the debate, tensions rose between Warren and Sanders. The rival progressive candidates have mostly refrained from attacking each other. That detente was shaken on Monday night when Warren confirmed that Sanders had told her in December 2018 he didn’t think a woman could beat President Trump; earlier, Sanders had denied the claim and called it “ludicrous.”

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