Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) did not seem fazed by the latest round of criticism directed at him by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. She claimed according to The Business Insider, “Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done. He was a career politician.” The senator had a typical Sanders response.
The Vermonter appeared to brush off Clinton’s unkind words, which may be the sign of a good politician. He said told NBC News reporter Geoff Bennett:
‘On a good day, my wife likes me, so let’s clear the air on that one.’
In a four-part docuseries for Hulu in March, the secretary had some words for Sanders. She told The Hollywood Reporter:
‘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.’
When asked by the magazine whether she would vote for Sanders if he was the candidate, she responded:
‘I’m not going to go there yet. We’re still in a very vigorous primary season.’
Many Clinton supporters have blamed him for her 2016 presidential loss. Yet, there were two other important variables. Former FBI Director James Comey released information about the House investigation of her — twice. Yet, he did not release any information about her opponent Donald Trump, who was also under investigation. In addition, the secretary made the fatal flaw of never going to Wisconsin, and she lost that vital vote.
This was Clinton’s response to the Wisconsin issue in her book What Happened:
‘If just 40,000 people across Wisconsin, Michigan, and Pennsylvania had changed their minds, I would have won. With a margin like that, everyone can have a pet theory about why I lost. It’s difficult to rule anything out. But every theory needs to be tested against the evidence that I was winning until October 28, when [former FBI Director] Jim Comey injected emails back into the election.’
As Sanders worked the 2020 campaign journal, the senator has commented over and over that he would vote for anyone who won the Democratic spot. Of course, he admitted that he hoped it would be him.
Tuesday, Bennett asked Sanders why Clinton was still talking about him after four years. He answered:
‘That’s a good question. You should ask her.’
Then on the impeachment trial, Sanders said:
‘My focus today is on a monumental moment in American history: the impeachment trial of Donald Trump. Together, we are going to go forward and defeat the most dangerous president in American history.’
The senator has raised funds heads and shoulders above the other candidates unless they were using their own money. In addition, he has come in with a very close second to former Vice President Joe Biden.
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