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Warren focuses on Democratic unity at town hall

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GREENFIELD, Mass. – Democratic Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren told a packed town hall Sunday that her party has grown more unified since President Donald Trump’s inauguration, despite the recent eruption of intramural fights over the 2016 presidential election.

“We have come together as the party of opposition,” Warren told reporters after the town hall in western Massachusetts.

Her message of unity glossed over claims made last week by former interim Democratic National Committee chairwoman Donna Brazile that the 2016 primary was “rigged“ in favor of former secretary of state Hillary Clinton over challenger Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont—a phrase Warren herself used earlier in November.

Since the election, Warren has avoided reopening the wounds of Clinton’s shocking loss. On Sunday, she focused on steps current chairman Tom Perez is taking to address the underlying “problems” that plagued the DNC’s handling of the Clinton vs. Sanders primary, saying Perez is “negotiating rules to make sure that never happens again.”

Warren later pointed to Democratic gains across the country and in Massachusetts itself this past Election Day, and higher-than-expected Democratic turnout as proof of that unity. “People say, ‘I care about my country and I’m here to fight for it,’” she said.

“We are not going to let a Republican majority that does not represent the will of the people just run over this country and I think it has shown up in health care, and I think it’s now going to show up in the tax fight,” Warren added. “We’re in this one all the way.”

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