Sen. Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders Biden, Sanders contend for top place in new national poll Biden leads Democratic primary field nationally: poll Warren calls for Brazil to drop charges against Glenn Greenwald MORE ((I-Vt.) Responded further to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton Schiff pleads to Senate GOP: ‘Right matters. And the truth matters. ‘ Hill.TV’s Saagar Enjeti defends Tulsi Gabbard’s lawsuit against Hillary Clinton Trump to hold rally on eve of New Hampshire primary (MORE ) ‘s comments that “no one likes” him, saying that the remark is not reflective of the kind of rhetoric Democrats are seeking .
“I am sorry for what Secretary Clinton had to say. I know she said that nobody likes me, right? I mean, this is not the kind of rhetoric that we need right now when we are trying to bring the Democratic Party together to defeat the most dangerous president in American history, ”the presidential contender told CBS News. @ CBSEveningNews exclusive: Sen. Bernie Sanders responds to Sec. Clinton’s charge that “nobody likes him.”
“This is not the kind of rhetoric that we need right now when we are trying to bring the Dem. Party together to defeat the most dangerous president in American history “
Sanders was responding to a broadside from Clinton earlier this weekin which she said in an interview that “nobody likes” him. Sanders ran against her in the Democratic primary.
“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, “Clinton said.
The latest criticism of Sanders by Clinton , who maintains a loyal following, raised fears among progressives that the former secretary of state would not urge moderates to throw their support behind Sanders should he win the nomination and fracture an already divided party.
The primary battle between Clinton and Sanders was particularly contentious, with some Sanders supporters saying he lost the race only beca use of bias against him within the Democratic National Committee (DNC). The acrimony between the two camps was further fueled after Sanders waited several months to endorse Clinton.
Sanders maintained earlier this week he would not get sidetracked by Clinton’s remarks, saying his focus remained on defeating President Trump Donald John Trump Schiff pleads to Senate GOP: ‘Right matters . And the truth matters. ‘Anita Hill to Iowa crowd: ‘Statute of limitations’ for Biden apology is ‘up’ Sen. Van Hollen releases documents from GAO investigation
“My focus today is on a monumental moment in American history: the impeachment trial of Donald Trump, “He said in a statement.” Together, we are going to go forward and defeat the most dangerous president in American history. “