Warren makes debate case: Democratic woman can beat Trump

From left, Democratic presidential candidates businessman Tom Steyer, Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., former Vice President Joe Biden, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, and Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., stand on stage, Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020, before a Democratic presidential primary debate hosted by CNN and the Des Moines Register in Des Moines, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)
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DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) Elizabeth Warren made a forceful case for a female president in Tuesday night's final presidential debate before primary voting begins.

She also stood behind her accusation that progressive rival Bernie Sanders had told her a woman couldn't beat Donald Trump.

Sanders vehemently denied Warren's accusation, which threatened to split the Democratic Party’s left flank at a critical moment less than three weeks before Iowa's caucuses.

And he said of course a woman could win, noting that Hillary Clinton scored millions more votes than Mr. Trump.

The Democratic Party’s leading presidential candidates also sparred over Iraq, war and foreign policy.