Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders has positioned himself as a champion for working people and women.
But it looks like working for his doomed 2016 presidential campaign was something straight out of a nightmare.
And now former employees are coming forward to expose the shocking truth.
More than two dozen former campaign staffers have signed a letter asking for a meeting with Sanders to discuss “the issue of sexual harassment and violence on the 2016 campaign.”
The letter, which was signed by rank-and-file workers and high-level staffers, referenced a “predatory culture” that developed during the 2016 campaign.
While the letter does not accuse Sanders directly of wrongdoing, it does state that an “untenable and dangerous” dynamic developed among campaign staff.
Friends of Bernie Sanders, which is Sanders’ political action committee (PAC), responded by admitting that a number of human resources actions were taken throughout the 2016 campaign, including terminations.
The PAC also claimed it developed better harassment and discrimination policies for Sanders’ 2018 Senate campaign.
Accusations of sexual harassment and violence could spell doom for Sanders’ planned presidential run in 2020.
Polling has showed that progressives are already abandoning Sanders in droves. And some of the people who signed the recent letter told Politico that they don’t plan to join Sanders’ 2020 campaign.
While details of the alleged misdeeds on Sanders 2016 campaign remain scarce at the moment, you can expect them to emerge in the coming weeks.
We’ll be following the story closely.
— David Martin is a reporter for The Horn News