Tuesday, October 22, 2019

'I despise that asshole': Former DNC staffer criticizes Sanders for defending Tulsi Gabbard

A former Democratic National Committee staffer expressed his anger toward 2020 presidential candidate Bernie Sanders after he defended Tulsi Gabbard from Hillary Clinton's accusation that she is supported by Russia.
Gabbard and Clinton have exchanged insults over the last week, which began when Clinton accused the Hawaii congresswoman of being a Russian asset. Sanders followed in the footsteps of fellow presidential candidates Andrew Yang and Beto O'Rourke in condemning the remarks from Clinton.

Adam Parkhomenko, who served as the field director for the DNC in the lead up to the 2016 election, tweeted, “Bernie joins Trump and thousands of Russian bots in defending the person who blamed the US instead of Assad for gassing his own people. Not to mention his not so stellar voting record on Russian sanctions."


“F--- Bernie. I’d forgotten how much I despise that asshole. Thanks for the reminder,” he added in a subsequent tweet.

Sanders came to Gabbard's defense Monday evening saying, "Tulsi Gabbard has put her life on the line to defend this country. People can disagree on issues, but it is outrageous for anyone to suggest that Tulsi is a foreign asset."

Gabbard responded to Clinton's comments hours after they surfaced, calling her "the queen of warmongers" and accusing her of being the "embodiment of corruption."

She resigned from her post as the vice chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee in 2016 to endorse Sanders.



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