It must be nerve-wracking to claim allegiance to the Democratic Party at times like these.
The latest evolution to the progressive posse has seen the organization begin to crack in half at the least opportune time: Months before the nation heads to the polls for 2020.
This week’s most prominent victim has been Bernie Sanders, with a number of major disses being sent his way by the Democratic establishment, including a nasty insult from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
“He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him,” she says in the four-part Hulu series entitled “Hillary.” “Nobody likes him, nobody wants to work with him, he got nothing done.”
“He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.” Sanders was Clinton’s main challenger for the Democratic nomination in 2016.
Sanders was quick to retort, however, essentially blowing off Clinton’s attempt to shame him completely with a bit of humor.
“On a good day, my wife likes me, so let’s clear the air on that one,” Sanders told a reporter in response to reports that Clinton claimed in a forthcoming docuseries that Sanders was difficult to work with in the Senate.
Clinton was found to have rigged the 2016 Democratic primary against Sanders with the help of the DNC – a fact revealed by Wikileaks, and which likely caused the Democratic exodus that led to Donald Trump’s electoral evisceration of the former First Lady.