At a CNN townhall on LGBTQ issues held Thursday for the 2020 Democrat candidates competing for the nomination to face Trump on the debate stage, Elizabeth Warren’s snarky answer to one question in particular went “viral,” earning her a lot of media coverage.
Warren was asked by an audience member a question about traditional marriage,
“Let’s say you’re on the campaign trail … and a supporter approaches you and says, ‘Senator, I am old-fashioned, and my faith teaches me that marriage is between one man and one woman.’ What is your response?”
Warren’s “viral” response targetted conservative Christian men and went as follows,
“Well, I’m going to assume it’s a guy who said that. And I’m going to say, ‘Then just marry one woman.’ I’m cool with that…
Assuming you can find one.”
The audience at the townhall burst out in laughter and applause following Warren’s “zinger.”
For reference, here's that clip from CNN on Youtube:
Warren also posted it on her Twitter page:
According to a Warren spokeswoman, the video of Warren's response to the question resulted in 12 million views in 15 hours.
However, it has now been revealed that the audience member who asked Warren the question on marriage equality was Mogan Cox III - a board member on the HRC Board of Directors, which had partnered with CNN to hold the town hall Warren was speaking at!
A man fitting Cox's description also donated several thousands of dollars to Warren's campaigns on several occasions.
These new alleged details of the man that asked Warren the question she gave the viral response to are prompting suspicion that the whole thing was a set up!
Flashback to Donna Brazile - who handed Hillary the debate questions back in 2016 - anyone?
Fox News has more to say about the details that are prompting suspicion of set-up for Warren's "viral" answer at the townhall:
The man who asked that question was Morgan Cox III, who sits on the Board of Directors for the Human Rights Campaign (HRC). HRC is the organization that co-hosted CNN's "LGBTQ Town Hall" on Thursday and happens to be one of the nation's foremost advocacy groups on the issue. The event was closed to the public and only included invited guests, stakeholders in the movement, and members of “civic organizations,” according to the group.
Donor data also revealed that a man matching Cox's profile donated at least $5,400 to Warren in 2017 and 2018: A Morgan Cox III from Plano, Texas, gave $2,700 to Warren in July of 2017, $1,000 in April of 2018, and another $1,700 that same April.
When Cox was introduced on Thursday, CNN described him as someone tied to a "real estate investment firm in Dallas, Texas." Both Cox's Linkedin profile and HRC's website say he's based in Plano, Texas. His Linkedin profile also notes that he works as a partner at Marquis Group, a real estate firm based in Texas.
Cox, on Thursday, prompted a catchy response from Warren after he asked her: "Let's say you're on the campaign trail ... and a supporter approaches you and says, 'Senator, I am old-fashioned, and my faith teaches me that marriage is between one man and one woman.' What is your response?"
"Well, I'm going to assume it's a guy who said that," Warren told Cox, drawing laughter from the audience. "And I'm going to say, 'Then just marry one woman.'"
After more laughter and applause, Warren let loose an apparent jab at the hypothetical supporters. "Assuming you can find one," she quipped, turning and rubbing her hands together.
Breitbart also said:
The audience member at Thursday’s CNN and Human Rights Campaign (HRC) town hall, who set Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) up for a “viral” answer on faith and traditional marriage, sits on the HRC Board of Directors and has donated thousands to the Massachusetts senator, according to reports.
The audience member, identified as Morgan Cox III, asked Warren what she would say to supporters who indicate that their faith teaches them that marriage is between a man and a woman.
“Let’s say you’re on the campaign trail … and a supporter approaches you and says, ‘Senator, I am old-fashioned, and my faith teaches me that marriage is between one man and one woman.’ What is your response?” he asked.
“Well, I’m going to assume it’s a guy who said that,” Warren said. “And I’m going to say, ‘Then just marry one woman.’ I’m cool with that.”
“Assuming you can find one,” she added, prompting laughter.