Has Bernie Sanders done enough to condemn Russia? | The Tylt
Has Bernie Sanders done enough to condemn Russia?
Robert Mueller's latest indictment found Russian nationals didn't just work to help Donald Trump's 2016 campaign, they also boosted the campaign of Sen. Bernie Sanders.
The Russians “engaged in operations primarily intended to communicate derogatory information about Hillary Clinton, to denigrate other candidates such as Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio, and to support Bernie Sanders and then-candidate Donald Trump,” according to the indictment, which was issued Friday.
Many have criticized Sanders for his inability to condemn Russia, and believe the latest revelations prove that, like Trump, Sanders was also helped by the Russians.
Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump claimed 2016 elections were rigged, received Kremlin support, opposed critical sanctions on Moscow, and now attempt sow doubt over U.S. intel and law enforcement findings on Putin’s interference. On this matter, they’re two sides of the same coin. https://t.co/myNGYsWPaE
Many believe Sanders' and his supporters have been hesitant to acknowledge Russian meddling in the 2016 election because they feel such an admission would mean undermining the accomplishments of the Sanders' campaign.
But on Twitter, Sanders loudly condemned Russian interference in our elections, regardless of whose campaign it benefitted. How much more could he say?
What the Russians did in the 2016 election cycle deserves unconditional condemnation. That includes all of their conduct - whether it was active support of any candidate or active opposition to any candidate.
Mueller's indictment provides further evidence that the Russian government interfered in 2016. It also shows that they tried to turn my supporters against Hillary Clinton in the primary and general election. I unequivocally condemn such interference.
Others feel this is just another extension of the 2016 Bernie-Hillary war that never seems to end. Can't we just let it go?
I would have voted for Bernie without Russia's help. Just like I voted for Hillary in the general in spite of Russia's help. This endless Bernie/Hillary camp war is neither constructive nor helpful. We need to focus on being a unified front in November.