Hillary Spokesman Laments ‘Personal Attacks’ from Sanders After Clinton Implied He’s Sexist
Yesterday, Bernie Sanders seemed to pivot from his previous defense of Hillary Clinton‘s emails by saying that there were “valid questions” regarding the controversy. Sanders and Clinton’s 2016 campaigns have seen some recent friction despite a largely civil rivalry, but the Washington Post reported that Clinton spokesman Josh Schwerin released a statement on this latest statement:
“This has and will remain a campaign about issues for Hillary Clinton, and that’s what she’ll continue to talk about on the trail. It’s disappointing Senator Sanders and his campaign strategists have chosen to change direction and engage in the type of personal attacks that they previously said he wouldn’t do.”
About a month ago, Sanders made an impact on the media when, during the Democratic debate, he magnanimously defended Clinton by saying everyone was “sick and tired of hearing about your damn emails.” In a new interview, Sanders said he didn’t regret what he said, but explained that there were unanswered questions on the matter, and the federal investigations should run their course.
“If her email practices foiled public-records requests or compromised classified information, those are ‘valid questions,'” Sanders said. “There’s an investigation going on right now. I did not say, ‘End the investigation.’ That’s silly… Let the investigation proceed unimpeded.”
Sanders has repeatedly stated in the past few weeks that he has respect for Clinton, and that his recent talking points have been about trying to establish the political differences between the two. Nonetheless, speculations have been drawn to a handful of indirects swipes by Sanders here and there, as well as to Clinton lobbing accusations of sexism at Sanders regarding their disagreements on gun control.
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