Bernie Sanders is under siege at critical 2020 moment: “The problem must be dealt with’

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The New York Times writes: female campaign staff complained

MANCHESTER, N. H. — Like Bernie Sanders gearing up for a likely second run at the democratic presidential nomination, the Vermont senator is facing a much higher level of control than he has ever had to endure in 2016.

And while the 77-year-old Democratic socialist Medicare-for-all, and other big-government programs, since joined by a variety of 2020 hopefuls popularized, he is now one of many like-minded candidates – no longer the lone torch-bearer for the progressive cause. Perhaps the most ideologically oriented of the lot, and Massachusetts sen. Elizabeth Warren, got the jump on the field to the Start of her presidential exploratory committee last week and then promptly aerobatics Iowa.

But worse still, Sanders was forced to fight with the lasting consequences of a sexual harassment controversy is bound to be a 2016 campaign. The allegations of harassment and sexism in Sanders’ 2016 campaign – in the report last week by The New York Times, and Politico – new questions, even among some of Sanders’ strongest supporters.


To treat “the problem and eliminate it,” Burt Cohen, a former New Hampshire state senator, served as Sanders delegates for the 2016 Democratic Convention, told Fox News.

Another top supporter of New Hampshire – who asked to remain anonymous to speak more freely, said that if the controversy “was not reassured, it is a concern for me.”

And the home-state-Barre Montpelier times Argus newspaper appeared exactly a blistering editorial that began, “Bernie Sanders, you should not run for President. In fact, we do not supplicate him.”


The editorial listed several points, including the sexual harassment allegations, even if not against him personally. But more broadly, the piece Sanders warned allocation of an already “well-fractured Democratic party could,” he complained, “abrasive” and advised: “It is one thing to start a revolution, but at a certain point, you have to know when to step out of the way and let others carry the water for you.”

The harassment dispute is not entirely new. Allegations of sexism, showed up a short while Sanders’ 2016 White house bid, and some of his young white male supporters, the attack went online aggressive Hillary Clinton and her supporters have been pejoratively labeled “Bernie Bros”, but the stories do not seriously effect his candidacy for the democratic nomination.

But that was before the #MeToo movement.

Reports on the controversy surfaced, according to former employees and supporters, the stories in the last few weeks, through E-Mail and online comments — sexual harassment, and pay inequality for women during the 2016 campaign.

Some of Sanders ‘ Fans, the question of why some of the former employees took to the stories, now, more than three years after the fact.

“The timing of the news is highly suspicious,” said Cohen.

Sanders said in an interview on CNN on Wednesday, “I’m sorry, I certainly me, for every woman who felt she was not treated appropriately, and of course, if I have to run, we will do better next time.”

When asked if he knew about complaints from his female staff, he said, “I was a bit busy, running around the country trying the case.”

This response was criticised by some political experts.


But a Sanders supporters and volunteers, the run went to the Congress in 2018, said she understands that is a candidate is often out of the loop when it comes to the campaign, personnel matters.

“As a candidate running for office, you’re really busy with the nose to the grindstone”, former New Hampshire state Rep. Mindi because of their Messmer told Fox News. “I believe him when he says he was not aware of what was going on.”

“Although I am a supporter of me and is definitely concerned about the way women are treated in politics, we also need to ensure that we are focused on who is the best candidate to go up against Donald Trump,” said Messmer.

While the democratic party is focused uniquely on the insistence of President trump from the White house, it is also a party to a freshman class in Congress, increasingly female and diverse. Also, the white could be an obstacle for Sanders, an elderly white man was perceived to be their 2016 campaign organization, and male.

Sanders commanded the left flank of the party in 2016, as he crushed Hillary Clinton – the eventual nomination in the New Hampshire primary, which started him in a marathon battle with the former Minister of foreign Affairs, which lasted past the last primaries.

But that is not the case in the year 2020.

Warren took a big step last week in the direction of run and rents went up, some of the top Sanders 2016 alums in Iowa, which kicks off the caucus and primary calendar.


Liberal lawmakers such as Sens. Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Sherrod Brown of Ohio, and Rep. Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii, seriously mulling bids. And high-profile Sens. Cory Booker from New Jersey and Kamala Harris of California, and can also grab for the progressive mantle.

Sanders still has strong support and a solid organization in the whole country. In New Hampshire, its steering Committee of the top supporters continue to frequent meetings. But a large 2020-field would mean new challenges.

“It’s a whole new ball. Anyone who thinks otherwise, is delusional,” a veteran of the progressive-activist recently said to Fox News. “It all starts over again. There is very little residual loyalty I’m to find.”

Messmer pointed out that “none of us have changed our opinions about what Bernie stands for, and I appreciate all the hard work, he was in the Senate.”

But she added that Sanders’ 2016 trailer in the first-in-the-nation primary state, “probably open” to considering other progressive candidates as well.

And while Cohen is a big fan of the senator remains, he added, that, if the 2020 primary school, “I think there are a lot of great candidates.”

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