Amazing—Bernie Sanders Still Can’t Tell His Most Crazed Supporters to Stop Acting Like Trump Goons
Bernie Sanders, back when he was making sense.
“This ugly incident confirms that the politics of division has no place in our country,” Mr. Sanders said in a statement. “Mr. Trump should take responsibility for addressing his supporters’ violent actions.”
Today, Sanders released the biggest shit statement I’ve seen from a Democrat since …Joe Lieberman? It’s been a while. And it’s an utter disgrace, utterly contradicting the very advice he gave Trump just two months ago.
Remember, the issue here is the reprehensible behavior we saw from Sanders supporters at last weekend’s Nevada State Democratic Party convention, and the reactions afterward. In short, the Sanders campaign lost the vote on caucus day, went into the convention with a plan to undemocratically overturn those results, then reacted violently when their plan failed. Meanwhile, the state Democratic Party chair has been harassed at home and at work with vile misogynistic comments like, “You fucking stupid bitch! What the hell are you doing? You’re a fucking corrupt bitch!” Then, when asked about it at a press conference today, this happened:
Per @DannyEFreeman, Sanders held press avail while in Puerto Rico. When asked about NV tension/chaos, Sanders walked away during middle of Q
So after three days of pressure, and literally walking away from an NBC reporter mid-press conference when asked about it, Sanders finally issued this piece of crap response, reproduced here in its entirety but with my comments inline:
“It is imperative that the Democratic leadership, both nationally and in the states, understand that the political world is changing and that millions of Americans are outraged at establishment politics and establishment economics. The people of this country want a government which represents all of us, not just the 1 percent, super PACs and wealthy campaign contributors.