Former Clinton strategist James Carville ripped into Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday, further escalating the ongoing feud between the two. Carville recently told MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ that he had serious concerns about the future if the Democratic Party nominated a Socialist like Britain’s Jeremy Corbyn, saying that “It’s going to be the end of days.” He went on to say that many Democrat voters were not interested in socialism.
Sanders responded to Carville’s comments in kind during an appearance on CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” calling Carville “a political hack” who “said very terrible things when he was working for Clinton against Barack Obama.” The Vermont Senator added that his campaign was taking the fight to “Carville and the Democratic establishment.” (RELATED: The Key To Winning In 2020 Will Be Properly Explaining Socialism, Says Bernie Sanders)
Carville was quick to fire back, speaking to political journalist Peter Hamby: “Last night on CNN, Bernie called me a political hack. That’s exactly who the fuck I am! I am a political hack! I am not an ideologue. I am not a purist. He thinks it’s a pejorative. I kinda like it! At least I’m not a communist.” (RELATED: Bernie Sanders Says His Ideas ‘Are Not Far-Left’ At Forum In Iowa)
— Peter Hamby (@PeterHamby) February 13, 2020
Tensions have been rising over Bernie’s electability as the Democratic primary race continues. MSNBC’s Chris Matthews has also sounded off on the issue as well, pointing out Bernie’s previous praise for communist countries, saying “I don’t know what he means by socialism.”