Vermont Senator and Democratic Party presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is getting bolder in his attacks on party frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
After laughing off Clinton’s assertion that Sanders was engaging in sexism when he criticized her stance on gun control, Sanders counter-punched at Hillary on Monday for her claim that her husband’s support for the Defense of Marriage Act was to prevent a Constitutional Amendment banning same-sex marriage.
Clinton told MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, “On Defense of Marriage, I think what my husband believed — and there was certainly evidence to support it — is that there was enough political momentum to amend the Constitution of the United States of America, and that there had to be some way to stop that.”
Sanders, appearing on Maddow’s MSNBC show Monday, said, “That just wasn’t true.”
“It bothered me to hear Secretary Clinton saying, ‘Well, you know, DOMA, what it was really about was to prevent something even worse,'” Sanders said. “That just wasn’t true, it wasn’t true.”
President Bill Clinton signed DOMA, which defined marriage as only between one man and one woman, in 1996. Hillary Clinton was opposed to same-sex marriage until 2013.