Welcome, Guest! - or
Easy to remember!  »  VinNews.com

Washington - Sanders Apologizes After New Harassment Allegation Surfaces

Published on: January 10, 2019 04:02 PM
By: AP
Change text size Text Size  
 Independent Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders participates in a news conference with Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 10 January 2019. EPA Independent Senator from Vermont Bernie Sanders participates in a news conference with Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, 10 January 2019. EPA

Washington - Sen. Bernie Sanders is apologizing to women who’ve shared experiences of harassment by male supervisors while working on his 2016 presidential campaign.

The Vermont independent says alleged misconduct by male aides “was absolutely unacceptable and certainly not what a progressive campaign or any campaign should be about.”

He says rhetoric about “ending sexism and ending all forms of discrimination ... cannot just be words.”

Sanders’ comments follow a Politico report that a former Sanders adviser, Robert Becker, had assaulted a female subordinate. Becker denies the allegation. The New York Times also has detailed allegations of unwanted sexual advances and pay inequity on Sanders’ 2016 campaign.

Advertisement:

Sanders says he was unaware of Becker’s alleged behavior.

The reports of harassment are raising questions about whether Sanders can launch a second presidential campaign.



More of today's headlines

Washington - President Donald Trump's former lawyer, Michael Cohen, will testify publicly before a House committee next month in a hearing that could serve as the... Seattle - A Seattle TV station has fired an editor after airing video footage of President Donald Trump's Oval Office address on immigration that appears to be...

 

Total3

Read Comments (3)  —  Post Yours »

1

 Jan 10, 2019 at 07:18 PM Anonymous Says:

Hypocrate !!!

2

 Jan 10, 2019 at 07:50 PM puppydogs Says:

Time for this nut job to resign

3

 Jan 11, 2019 at 12:10 AM lazy-boy Says:

Bernie was a gornisht before Hillary looked for a running competitor that she could easily defeat, so Bernie was selected. Since then, his importance in the media's eye has gone up even though his relevance is still gornisht!

4

Sign-in to post a comment

Click here to sign-in.

Scroll Up
Advertisements:
Sell your scrap gold and broken jewelry and earn hard cash sell gold today!