In an interview on MSNBC, Jane Sanders defended former Sec. of State Clinton after Donald Trump called her evil.
Earlier in the interview, Jane Sanders called Hillary Clinton a great first lady and put her in the same category as Eleanor Roosevelt.
Mrs. Sanders was asked by Andrea Mitchell if she agreed with Trump that Hillary Clinton is evil. She answered, “No, No. Absolutely not. We’ve known Bill and Hillary for years. And we’re not friends, but colleagues. That has no place in politics today, I don’t think, Bernie doesn’t think. We think that the most important thing we can do is to lead by example, to treat others as we would have them treat us, and I hope that it is reciprocal. We’re not going to play that game.”
The answers by Jane Sanders demonstrated that the Sanders campaign isn’t going to go down the negative path and that there is a basic unity and decency in the Democratic primary contest that is always there no matter how contentious the debate becomes.
One can disagree with Clinton or Sanders on policy, but they are not evil people. Unlike Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, Clinton and Sanders have never suggested killing journalists, or bringing back torture as policy options if they are elected. The Democratic candidates have never jeopardized the lives of citizens by closing down a bridge as an act of political revenge (Chris Christie), committed credit card fraud with the party’s card (Marco Rubio), kept a woman in a vegetative state alive for political gain (Jeb Bush), or campaigned on the a claim that he once beat someone with a hammer (Ben Carson).
The Democratic campaigns aren’t going to be tossing around adjectives like evil to describe each other. There is a decency on the Democratic side that is non-existent among the Republican candidates, and when it comes time to vote in November, the smart money is on voters selecting decency over the Republican Party’s rampant insanity.