Bernie Sanders' campaign is under fire again for comments made by a supporter at a campaign event, this time after a speaker at Sanders' massive Manhattan rally Wednesday night decried "corporate Democratic whores."
The speaker, health care activist Dr. Paul Song, quickly apologized. "I am very sorry for using the term 'whore' to refer to some in congress who are beholden to corporations and not us. It was insensitive," he wrote on Twitter.
But the comment, which came during the early pre-program at Sanders' near-record-breaking 27,000 person rally, nonetheless drew quick rebukes from Hillary Clinton supporters, some of whom viewed it as a sexist attack aimed at the former secretary of state.
The comment came in the context of Song calling for sweeping health care reform.
"Now Secretary Clinton has said that Medicare for all will never happen. Well, I agree with Secretary Clinton that Medicare for all will never happen if we have a president who never aspires for something greater than the status quo. Medicare for all will never happen if we continue to elect corporate Democratic whores who are beholden to big pharma and the private insurance industry instead of us," he said from the stage of the Washington Square Park rally.Dr. Song is just the latest addition to the infamous list of disastrous Sanders surrogates such as Susan Sarandon, Tim Robbins, Rosario Dawson, Killer Mike, campaign manager Jeff Weaver and several others who just can't stop saying awful, embarrassing and distracting things about Hillary Clinton and/or Democrats in general.
Oh, and by the way..."corporate Democratic whores" got quite a bit of applause, once again displaying the undeniably toxic nature of the Sanders campaign.
The saddest part for Bernie is that this incident pretty much ruined his epic 27,000-person rally that...oh wait:Awful @stacyherbert @MSNBC moment Dr. Paul Song implored people to stop electing “corporate Democratic whores." pic.twitter.com/fnXcQpaLeT— ARTIST TAXI DRIVER (@chunkymark) April 14, 2016
Whatever. I'm just so ready for this primary to be over.NYPD says 6,500 in the park, 5,000 in its periphery. Second group sounds like every night of the week. https://t.co/BTogW8IJqb— AlGiordano (@AlGiordano) April 14, 2016
See you at the debate tonight, Bernie.