Elizabeth Warren tried to show voters that she is relatable by drinking a beer on a live stream. But many pointed out that it seemed more awkward than authentic.
In a seemingly spontaneous live stream posted on Instagram that channeled similar social-media efforts by former Texas Senate candidate Beto O’Rourke and incoming New York Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Massachusetts Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren cracked open a beer on-camera and took some questions from her followers on New Year’s Eve.
Warren announced at a news conference outside her home hours earlier Monday that she was filing paperwork to launch an exploratory committee for president, becoming the first candidate to take the major step toward a 2020 run — and she reminded her audience that the day had been a break from her normal routine.
“I’m here in my kitchen, uh, and um, I thought maybe we’d just take some questions and I’d see what I can do,” Warren, 69, began as she looked into a camera apparently set up on a countertop.