I wish I had gotten a true apology a year ago, when I came forward. Instead I got a call from a lawyer: On Bernie Sanders non-apology for sexual harassment within his campaign, and how the women who came forward are responding:
“It appears that as part of our campaign, there were some women who were harassed and mistreated,” Sanders said during a scheduled news conference Thursday about prescription drugs.
Several of his top aides and advisers have been implicated; Jeff Weaver, his campaign manager, has said he would not return in the same role if the Vermont senator runs again.
For a second time in eight days, Senator Bernie Sanders apologized to women on his 2016 presidential campaign, as he seeks to put behind him a series of damaging reports about the mistreatment of female staff members that threatens to undercut another likely White House bid.
Allegations of harassment in the 2016 campaign could hamper Sanders' potential 2020 presidential run before it even begins, at a time when the #MeToo movement remains strong.
“That so many were and still are adamant about the infallibility of their hero candidate, to the point of downright harassing anyone who scrutinized let alone criticized Sanders, makes his apparent mistakes all the more stinging.”
In recent weeks, multiple women who worked on the Sanders campaign have come forward with accounts of sexual harassment by male colleagues.
“His apology sounded like a classic non-apology that so many women know all too well, one former volunteer said of Bernie Sanders response to allegations of sexism in his campaign.
One of those 2016 advisers, Rich Pelletier, who served as national field director and deputy campaign manager, was let go Thursday from the main volunteer effort trying to draft Mr. Sanders to run in 2020 after The Times reported on accounts that he mishandled concerns about allegations of mistreatment.
Bernie Sanders apologises for alleged harassment by male staff during 2016 campaign
Sanders' 2018 senate re-election campaign "established some of the strongest sexual harassment policies in the country," including an independent human resources firm to handle harassment allegations.
A political housecleaning appeared underway as well in the Sanders camp: Three top advisers from the 2016 campaign either will not return if Mr. Sanders runs in 2020 or will serve in different roles, according to people close to Mr. Sanders.
The latest allegation came Thursday morning, when Politico reported that top campaign advisor Robert Becker forcibly kissed a female staffer after the Democratic National Convention in 2016.
Senator Bernie Sanderss apology to women follows several recent articles describing harassment, sexism and gender discrimination in his 2016 presidential campaign
In an interview on CNN last week following the Times report, Sanders said he was proud of his 2016 campaign and attributed any missteps with staff members to the explosive growth that was sometimes overwhelming.
For a second time in eight days, Sen. Bernie Sanders apologized to women on his 2016 presidential campaign, as he seeks to put behind him a series of damaging reports about the mistreatment of female staff members that threatens to undercut another likely White House bid.
His apology follows several recent articles describing harassment, sexism and gender discrimination in Sanders’ 2016 campaign, including a report last week by The New York Times and another Wednesday night by Politico.
Bernie Sanders apologized again to women on his 2016 presidential campaign after a series of damaging reports revealed the mistreatment of female staff members
Here is the full exchange between Anderson Cooper and Bernie Sanders, including his apology to any woman who felt she was not treated appropriately and his I was a little bit busy running around the country comment
Bernie Sanders apologizes to female staffers on his 2016 campaign who allege they were sexually harassed by male supervisors and thanks them for speaking out. Sanders full statement is below. More:
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders says that the alleged sexual misconduct by male aides was absolutely unacceptable.
Asked about the reports of sexism and harassment on his 2016 campaign, Bernie Sanders issued an apology. I certainly apologize to any woman who felt that she was not treated appropriately, and of course, if I run, we will do better next time, he said.