The Bernie Sanders campaign has singled out the head of the Democratic Party for attempting to undermine the Vermont senator’s bid for president. Democratic Party leaders exploited the chaos at the Nevada convention this week, which Sanders and his backers say was thoroughly undemocratic, in order to attack his campaign. Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the former co-chair of Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, asked Sanders to condemn his supporters, who protested what they said was blatantly unfair party behavior at the Nevada convention on May 14.
Sanders responded with a statement on Tuesday condemning violence, but also blasting Democratic Party leadership for falsely claiming that the Sanders campaign has a “penchant for violence.”
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Sheila Samples is an Oklahoma writer and a former civilian US Army Public Information Officer. She is a Managing Editor for OpEd News, and a regular contributor for a variety of Internet sites.