Sen. Bernie Sanders’ supporters have been slammed as sexists and misogynists. In 2016, his campaign was marred by allegations of sexual harassment that the Vermont democratic socialist didn’t really address. His excuse: he was too busy…losing to Hillary Clinton. In Nevada, his campaign and the state’s influential culinary union have been duking it out over the latter’s refusal to endorse anyone. Specifically, they cannot endorse Sanders because his health care plan would gut 150+ million private plans, many of which belong to union workers.
Sanders was challenged during the Nevada debate about the actions of his supporters. Of course, Bernie said that he’s not responsible for the actions of his bro legion and that he disavows anyone who engages in ugly attacks against other people. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison, who has endorsed Sanders, took to Twitter to ask if there are any examples of the Bernie bros acting outrageously because he hasn’t seen any such examples.
“I have never seen Bernie Sanders supporters being unusually mean or rude,” he tweeted. “Can someone send me an example of a ‘Bernie Bro’ being bad. Also, are we holding all candidates responsible for the behavior of some of their supporters? Waiting to hear.”
I have never seen @BernieSanders supporters being unusually mean or rude. Can someone send me an example of a “Bernie Bro” being bad. Also, are we holding all candidates responsible for the behavior of some of their supporters? Waiting to hear.— Keith Ellison (@keithellison) February 20, 2020
I can think of an example. https://t.co/KwuvyYgyGw— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) February 20, 2020
Twitter dunk of the century pic.twitter.com/98n0tTyNhu— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) February 20, 2020
Well, there are many examples, but Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) was the one who wrecked Ellison and this absurd position that Bernie Sander supporters are angels.
“I can think of an example,” he replied.
Scalise was nearly assassinated by a crazed Bernie Sanders supporter James Hodgkinson in 2017. Scalise and other Republican members of Congress were in Alexandria, Virginia practicing for the annual baseball game with Democrats. Scalise was hit in the hip and nearly died. The quick actions of Rep. Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) and Capitol Police Officers David Bailey and Crystal Griner saved Scalise's life and the lives of the rest of the members of the GOP team. Griner was injured in the assault. Hodgkinson was shot and killed. Scalise, the House Majority Whip at the time, is assigned a police detail that very well prevented this incident from becoming a massacre.
So, yeah, there are some really bad Bernie bros out there.
Let me see:— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) February 20, 2020
—Steve Scalise was shot by a Bernie Supporter
—A 15 year old Trump supporter in a MAGA hat was slapped by a Bernie Supporter
—And you, Keith Ellison, are credibly accused of beating your girlfriend
That sounds a lot like "unusually mean or rude" to me