The former spokesperson for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign dismissed Sanders’ criticism of the Democratic Party.
Former Hillary Clinton campaign spokesperson Karen Finney told CNN on Monday that she does not care about Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) opinions on the Democratic Party because “he’s not a Democrat.”
Sanders told a gathering of progressives in Chicago on Saturday that “Trump didn’t win the election, the Democratic Party lost the election.”
Finney took issue with Sanders’ comments.
“When he attacks the party, one of the things that I take issue with, he is attacking those rank-and-file people who do the work day in and day out,” Finney said.
“Bernie is certainly welcome to his opinion, and I know the bros are gonna get all whipped up on Twitter when I say this, but he’s not a Democrat,” she said. “While he has every right to his opinion, I don’t take his opinion.”
Finney then cited the possibility of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia as a reason for Sanders to avoid discussing issues within the Democratic Party.
CNN host Poppy Harlow pointed out that Sanders ran for president as a Democrat and received millions of votes from the Democratic rank-and-file.
“And then became an independent,” Finney concluded.
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