Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has finally broken her silence on Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders and she brought nuclear heat.
Many people believe that Sanders’ “Bernie Bros” played a major part in her defeat in the 2016 presidential election.
The Vermont senator’s fans are extremely loyal and are not interested in voting for anyone other than the 78-year-old socialist.
And Clinton believes that both he, and his fans, have gotten away with far too much in the media and in the Democrat Party, of which he is not a member.
The Hollywood Reporter published an interview with the former senator and first lady on Tuesday and she did not pull her punches.
They talked about the new Hulu documentary on the 2016 election that is being promoted and she did not shy away from what she said.
“In the doc, you’re brutally honest on Sanders: ‘He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him. Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it,'” The interviewer said, using Clinton’s quotes. “That assessment still hold?”
“Yes, it does,” she said matter-of-factly.
The interviewer then asked her the ultimate question. Would she campaign for Sanders if he were to win the Democratic presidential nomination?
“I’m not going to go there yet. We’re still in a very vigorous primary season,” she said of the senator’s possible campaign endorsement.
“I will say, however, that it’s not only him, it’s the culture around him. It’s his leadership team. It’s his prominent supporters. It’s his online Bernie Bros and their relentless attacks on lots of his competitors, particularly the women,” she said.
“And I really hope people are paying attention to that because it should be worrisome that he has permitted this culture — not only permitted, [he] seems to really be very much supporting it,” she said.
Sanders is starting to develop a major issue with scoring women voters as it was just alleged by Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren that Sanders said, in a private conversation, that he did not believe a woman could win the presidency.
Sanders has denied the accusation and it led to a heated exchange between the two at the Democrat Presidential Debate.
If Sanders does somehow find a way to win the Party’s nomination, he is going to have to sell socialism to the American voters and then get past the issues he has with women.
It will make it somewhere near impossible for him to win the presidency.