Bernie Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said the Democratic National Committee is “actively attempting to undermine our campaign.”
In a press conference outside Sanders’ Washington, D.C. campaign office on Friday, Weaver threatened to go to court after the DNC blocked access to its master list of voter information after a Sanders staffer improperly accessed data collected by Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
“It is our information and the information of all of these volunteers and the people who support our campaign, not the DNC’s,” Weaver said. (RELATED: DNC Is Protecting Hillary With Weekend Debates, O’Malley, Sanders Complain)
“This is information gathered by our volunteers across the country, funded by the over two million individual contributions we received online,” he continued. “It is our information, and the information of all of these volunteers and the people who support our campaign, not the DNC’s. In other words, by their action, the leadership of the Democratic National Committee is now actively attempting to undermine our campaign.” (VIDEO: Sanders Staffer Fired After Improperly Accessing Clinton Voter Data)
“This is unacceptable,” Weaver insisted. “Individual leaders of the DNC can support Hillary Clinton in any way they want, but they are not going to sabotage our campaign, one of the strongest grassroot campaigns in modern history.”
“We are announcing today that if the DNC continues to hold our data hostage, and continues to try to attack the heart and soul of our grassroots campaign, we will be in federal court this afternoon seeking immediate relief.”