BAD SOCIALIST: Bernie Botches Response to Sex Misconduct Allegations
CNN's Anderson Cooper asks Bernie Sanders about alleged sexual misconduct that happened on his campaign: "Just to be clear, you seemed to indicate that you did not know at the time about the allegations. Is that correct?"— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 3, 2019
Sanders responds: "Uh, yes. I was a little bit busy..." pic.twitter.com/7p55F1PxA7
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders badly bungled a question from CNN's Anderson Cooper over allegations of frequent harassment and pay disparity for women on his 2016 presidential campaign.
The Daily Wire's Ryan Saavedra reports:
Cooper asked Sanders about a report that was published in The New York Times that outlined the allegations of sexual misconduct that happened on Sanders' campaign.
"Just to be clear, you seemed to indicate that you did not know at the time about the allegations," Cooper said. "Is that correct?"
"Uh, yes," Sanders responded. "I was a little bit busy running around the country, trying to make the case."
Samantha Davis, the former director of operations in Texas and New York, told the Times that she felt marginalized after she declined to go to her supervisor's hotel room.
The news couldn't come at a worse time for Sanders, 77, as he tries to wrangle support for another White House run.
The Vermont Senator's perceived inability to address this issue has damaged his progressive bona fides.
Whether or not the damage is permanent remains to be seen.