Bernie Sanders' Press Secretary Compares Demanding His Medical Records to Obama's Birth Certificate

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Posted: Feb 19, 2020 12:15 PM

The national press secretary for Sen. Bernie Sanders' (D-VT) presidential campaign said the calls for the 78 year-old to release more documentation about the candidates health. There have been more inquires to Sanders' health report after he had a heart attack last year.

Briahna Joy Gray said questions about Sanders' health is part of a "smear" campaign and compared the questions to when people demanded for former President Barack Obama to produce his birth certificate to prove he was born in the United States.

Sanders told CNN host Anderson Cooper during his town hall with the network they have already released documentation about his health.

"We have released, I think Anderson, quite as much as any other candidate has....They think I’m not in good health, come out with me on the campaign trail and I’ll let you introduce me to the three or four rallies a day that we do," he said.

Gray maintained on Wednesday the campaign will not release more medical records.

"I think that the American people deserve to know exactly as much every other candidate has released in this race currently and historically. And what you’re seeing right now is reminiscent of some of the kind of smear, kind of skepticism campaigns that have been run against a lot of different candidates in the past. Questioning where they’re from, aspects of their lineage, et cetera, et cetera," Gray said.

Gray then accused of rival Michael Bloomberg of having heart attacks and no one had the same concern about his health. Gray backtracked on the accusation, saying she "mis[s]poke."