Sanders Supporters Sent Death Threats To NYT Reporter After She Called Clinton Winner (TWEETS)


When New York Times journalist Amy Chozick co-wrote the article “Hillary Clinton Has Clinched Democratic Nomination, Survey Reports,” she may have expected controversy, but certainly not at this level.

Chozick posted on Twitter saying that she had received three separate death threats over the phone after writing the article.

New York Magazine points out that this is not the first time death threats have been made in this election cycle. “Female supporters of Hillary Clinton have complained consistently, for months now, that they have dealt not only with obnoxiousness and condescension from Sanders supporters online, but with physical threats.”

Last month, Nevada Democratic party chairwoman Roberta Lange received several threatening messages as well, after a group of delegates supporting Sanders were disqualified. Angry Sanders supporters left such threatening messages as “Praying to god someone shoots you in the FACE and blows your democracy-stealing head off!”

You can hear audio from one of the messages below:

It is important to note that Bernie Sanders does not condone the actions of these supporters who are using sexism and violent threats to show their frustration with the system. Speaking back in February about the “Bernie bros” movement, where men are using sexist slurs against Hillary Clinton and her supporters to show their support for Sanders, he said:

‘I have heard about it. It’s disgusting. Look, we don’t want that crap. … We will do everything we can and I think we have tried. Look, anybody who is supporting me that is doing the sexist things is — we don’t want them. I don’t want them. That is not what this campaign is about.’

The Sanders campaign also issued a statement after the events in Nevada. While the statement did not specifically address the threats made to Roberta Lange, it did make it clear that his is a nonviolent campaign, while also noting that the campaign itself has been the victim of violence:

‘Our campaign has held giant rallies all across this country, including in high-crime areas, and there have been zero reports of violence. Our campaign of course believes in non-violent change and it goes without saying that I condemn any and all forms of violence, including the personal harassment of individuals. But, when we speak of violence, I should add here that months ago, during the Nevada campaign, shots were fired into my campaign office in Nevada and apartment housing complex my campaign staff lived in was broken into and ransacked.’

 Featured image via The New York Times.