“We don’t want that crap”: Sanders repudiates sexist “Bernie Bro” supporters
“Anybody who is supporting me that is doing the sexist things — we don’t want them”
“Tension between supporters of both Democratic presidential candidates has grown since voting first began last week, with Sanders supporters in Iowa shouting “She’s a liar!” during Clinton’s speech following the Iowa caucuses last Monday and some of Clinton’s most prominent female backers suggesting that support for Sanders is anti-feminist. Responding to the growing scrutiny over the level of discourse from certain sectors of his supporter base, Sanders emphatically disavowed any sexist attacks aimed at either Clinton or her supporters.
“I don’t want anybody, anybody, who is engaged in sexism to support me,” Sanders told NBC News’ Kate Snow in New Hampshire on Sunday. “I don’t want that support,” he insisted, calling that type of behavior from some supporters “unacceptable.”
In another Sunday interview on CNN’s “State of the Union,” Sanders called the behavior of so-called Bernie Bros “disgusting,” saying his campaign is working to address the issue on online harassment.
“Look, we don’t want that crap. … We will do everything we can and I think we have tried. Look, anybody who is supporting me that is doing the sexist things is—we don’t want them. I don’t want them. That is not what this campaign is about.”
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