Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts has been getting pummeled in the media today for saying on ABC’s “The View” that Sen. Jeanne Shaheen has been “out there working for the people of Vermont.”
Warren, who was in New Hampshire just last weekend to campaign for Shaheen, was talking to the hosts about Democratic women running for the U.S. Senate – Alison Lundergan Grimes of Kentucky, Michelle Nunn of Georgia and Shaheen.
A broader look at the interview showed she first said that Shaheen was “up in New Hampshire,” and then said, two sentences later, that Shaheen was “working for the people of Vermont.”
Warren said on the talk show, “…third one you want to take a look at, Jeanne Shaheen up in New Hampshire. Talk about American history. The only woman in the history of the United States who has been both a governor and a senator and independent out there working for the people of Vermont.”
But a 13-second snippet of Warren’s flub about Vermont went viral and prompted multiple headlines, such as:
_ Warren Mixes Up Vermont and New Hampshire
_ Warren flubs New Hampshire while pitching Shaheen, and
_ Oops. Warren mixes up Vermont and New Hampshire
Warren, of course, is not the only one who has occasionally misspoken and named another nearby state when they meant to say New Hampshire.
Scott Brown himself has been taken to task for having done that before he announced his candidacy and once or twice since.
Here’s the video posted by GOP sources.