Warren’s Beer Guzzling ‘Very Much’ Channels Clinton’s ‘Hot Sauce’ Pandering, Says Tammy Bruce

Liberal senator still taking heat for bizarre livestream

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Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-Mass.) bizarre Instagram livestream in which she drank a beer in an apparent attempt to pander to voters “very much” channeled 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s “I’ve got hot sauce in my purse moment,” said Fox News contributor Tammy Bruce on Wednesday on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

Warren announced on Monday her intention to run for the White House in 2020 by forming an exploratory presidential committee.

Known as one of the Senate’s most progressive Democrats, Warren has made a point of being one of President Donald Trump’s most vocal critics.

But later on in the day on Monday, Warren made the bizarre move of apparently channeling the social media habits of Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) and failed former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas).

Warren filmed herself cracking open and downing a beer as she fielded viewers’ questions, saying, “Hold on a second — I’m gonna get me a beer.”

Bruce argued that Warren’s unusual behavior mirrored Clinton’s widely mocked comments in April 2016 during the Democratic presidential primaries.

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During a radio interview on the hip-hop show “The Breakfast Club,” Clinton said she always carried “hot sauce” with her in her purse.

Many people accused Clinton of pandering to black voters by making that comment.

“But it was also very much like the Hillary ‘I’ve got hot sauce in my purse’ moment. Do you remember that?” Bruce asked Fox News host Tucker Carlson, noting that Clinton thought this “was the thing which can connect you with African-Americans in this country.”

Clinton’s hot sauce comment was “obviously patronizing and insulting to many people,” Bruce noted.

Returning to Warren’s Instagram livestream, Bruce said, “It was a very strange event, but it shows you that she really doesn’t quite know how to appeal to people as an individual, as herself.”

Bruce also accused Warren of “trying to co-opt” the “kind of style and message” championed by the social media-savvy Ocasio-Cortez.

“She seems to be trying to channel Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. So I think she believes that certainly she is running as a progressive. She is targeting young people,” Bruce said. “But this is the problem with that — the video, the Instagram post of her drinking the beer, has been widely mocked because it clearly seems like a person trying very hard to not look like they are trying very hard. Who is pretending to not be a faker.”

Whereas Ocasio-Cortez’s livestreams seem much more authentic and believable, Warren’s appear very stilted and forced.

“And Americans can tell when — especially young people — can tell when somebody’s trying to fool them,” Bruce warned.

Many also contrasted Warren’s beer-drinking stunt to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh’s “I liked beer” and “I still like beer” comments during a contentious Senate hearing last year.

Although many Democratic senators and liberals activists were immediately opposed to President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, the Kavanaugh confirmation process descended into absolute chaos following the last-minute sexual assault allegations leveled against him — all of which he vehemently and consistently denied.

Christine Blasey Ford was the first woman to come forward publicly on September 16, alleging that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her during a high school gathering 36 years before in Maryland, when they were both high school teens.

Two other women, Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnick, also came forward with sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh and accused him of drinking excessively to the point of raping women.

The FBI investigated the claims, but found no corroboration at all.

Kavanaugh denied the allegations unequivocally and Trump stood by his nominee.

The Senate ultimately confirmed Kavanaugh by 50-48 on October 6.

Although many Democrats vehemently opposed to Kavanaugh rebuked him for admitting to liking beer, Warren had no qualms about championing her supposed love of beer to her targeted audience.

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“She’s trying to be like, ‘Hello Earthlings, I’m just like you,'” Fox News commentator Lisa Boothe said Wednesday on “Outnumbered.”

“She’s trying to be relatable and I feel like if you’re trying to be relatable, you’re not relatable.”

The Daily Caller’s Stephanie Hamill tweeted, “Can you handle the CRINGE??? Here’s Fake Native American Elizabeth Warren pretending to be ‘one of us’ by robotically drinking a beer. My Question for you is: Who’s more Robotic … Hillary Clinton or Warren? Also, where’s the POW WOW CHOW in this video?? #Warren2020.”

Like Hamill, many also used Warren’s video as an opportunity to mock her for her claim of Native American heritage.

Trump and other Republicans have long ridiculed Warren for her claims.

Trump dubbed Warren “Pocahontas,” pointing to the controversy that arose in 2012 during her first Senate campaign.

The Boston Herald exposed her Association of American Law Schools entries from 1986 to 1995, in which she listed herself as a Native American.

When she worked for Harvard University Law School, she was listed as a minority professor.

Although Warren initially denied knowledge of Harvard’s minority label, she later admitted that she listed herself as Native American in the law school directory in order to meet other Native Americans.

Thus, Warren revealed the results of her recent DNA test in October. The results showed she possessed anywhere from one-64th to one-1,024th Native American ancestry — a mere fraction.

Trump mocked Warren on Twitter in Thursday when he tweeted out a fake 2020 campaign sign reading, “Warren: 1/2020th.”

Conservative pundit Charlie Kirk tweeted, “Pocahontas spent weeks ridiculing Kavanaugh for liking beer, then she awkwardly announces her run for president by chugging a beer … I can’t wait for this Democrat primary to heat up.”

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