Failed Democratic presidential candidate, Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MS) accused supporter of Socialist-Democrat presidential candidate Senator Bernie Sanders of online bullying and threatening behavior towards people they don’t agree with politically.
During a sit-down interview with MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Senator Warren told the radical cable news host that candidates are responsible for the behavior of their supporters.
“I think there’s a real problem with this online bullying and sort of organized nastiness, and I’m not just talking about who said mean things, I’m talking about some really ugly stuff that went on,” Warren explained.
The Washington Free Beacon reports- Warren mentioned harassment experienced by members of Nevada’s Culinary Workers Union Local 226 after the union criticized Sanders’s Medicare for All proposal.
“We are responsible for the people who claim to be our supporters and do really threatening, ugly, dangerous things to other candidates,” Warren said.
Warren added that Sanders’s supporters are extreme for threatening individuals and sharing their private information.
“It’s a particular problem with Sanders’s supporters?” Maddow asked.
“It is. It just is. It’s just a factual question, and it is,” Warren responded.
She said she spoke with the Vermont senator about the problem and said he needs to find a solution.
Warren told Maddow, “We are responsible for the people who claim to be our supporters.” When Maddow asked her if she spoke with Sanders about his supporters, Warren said she did and it was a very short conversation.
It’s not only online bullying that Americans need to fear when it comes to Bernie Sanders’ supporters. In a series of undercover videos, paid and non-paid Bernie Sanders campaign workers explain how they will use violence to achieve their means if necessary. In the highly disturbing video posted by actor James Woods, Kyle Jurek, a Sanders field organizer can be seen saying that he’ll walk into MSNBC (the network where Maddow is employed) and “drag those motherf**kers out by their hair.” Maddow curiously fails to mention the comment in the widely circulated video during her interview with Senator Warren.
Is Warren’s condemnation of Bernie’s radical base a signal that she’s getting ready to back Biden in the race?