Bernie Sanders: Campaign Manager’s Hillary Veep Comment Was ‘Inappropriate’
Bernie Sanders said today that he has never signed-off on any kind of sexist attacks against Hillary Clinton, and said that his campaign manager’s recent statements about her being his VP were “inappropriate.”
Sanders’ campaign has been facing allegations of sexism recently for telling Clinton at the Democratic debate that “all the shouting in the world” won’t necessarily make sensible gun reform happen. Clinton suggested that remark was sexist, but Sanders told MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts that he was neither accusing Clinton of shouting, nor trying to be sexist.
“I have been saying for months, well before that debate, that if we are going to go forward on sensible gun reform, people all over this country are going to have to stop shouting at each other,” Sanders said. “It had nothing to do with what Secretary Clinton was suggesting.”
After that, Roberts turned things to a recent Bloomberg interview where his manager, Jeff Weaver, said that Clinton might “make a great vice president” for him. When asked about an accusation from Emily’s List that Weaver was being condescending, Sanders said that he has respect for Clinton, and that its not a slam on her to be talking political differences.
“I think that every campaign has statements come out which are inappropriate. That was inappropriate,” Sanders said.
You can watch above, via MSNBC.
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