Elections

Sanders Rally Speaker: We Can’t Keep Electing ‘Democratic Whores’

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Steve Guest Media Reporter

During a campaign rally in New York City, Bernie Sanders supporter Dr. Paul Song called out the “corporate Democratic whores who are beholden to big pharma and the private insurance industry instead of us.”

For his Wednesday evening remarks, Song — and the Sanders campaign, by extension — faced fierce backlash from the Clinton campaign.

Song argued in front of a crowd of approximately 27,000: “Medicare-for-all will never happen if we continue to elect corporate Democratic whores who are beholden to big pharma and the private insurance industry instead of us.”


After some negative reaction, Song tweeted an apology, claiming,”I am very sorry for using the term ‘whore’ to refer to some in congress who are beholden to corporations and not us. It was insensitive.”

Clinton’s communications director Jennifer Palmieri called on Sanders to “disavow” Song’s comments Thursday morning, claiming his language was “distressing.”

Later, Sen. Sanders tweeted that Song’s “comment was inappropriate and insensitive. There’s no room for language like that in our political discourse.”

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