While Republicans pretend to care about women in an attempt to get rid of Donald Trump, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders called out the GOP’s sexist attacks on Hillary Clinton during an interview on Face The Nation.
During an interview on CBS’ Face The Nation, Sen. Sanders was asked if the people who are are connecting Clinton’s emails to honesty and trustworthiness are mistaken and giving in to gossip.
The Democratic presidential candidate answered, “I think for a variety of reasons Hillary Clinton has been under all kinds of attack for many many years. In fact, I can’t think of many personalities who have been attacked for more reasons than Hillary Clinton. And by the way, let me be frank, I’m running against her, some of it is sexist. I don’t know that a man would be treated the same than Hillary is. So all that I can say is that I have known Hillary Clinton for twenty-five years. I admire her. I respect her. I like her. She and I have very different points of view on a number of issues.”
Sen. Sanders went on to list the areas where the two candidates disagree.
Sanders’ answer demonstrated why Democrats are in a position to win in 2016. The Democratic candidates agree on the party’s values. At a time when Republicans are cynically trying to drum Donald Trump out of their party based on sexist remarks, Bernie Sanders is calling out the sexist attacks on Hillary Clinton.
A candidate with less integrity would be trying to use Hillary Clinton’s gender against her, but that is not who Bernie Sanders is as a person. It is important that members of the left call out sexist attacks against Clinton by the media and Republicans because she can’t do it herself. If Clinton were to call out the sexist attacks against her, she would be criticized for complaining, and the attacks would double or triple.
President Obama has been subjected to racist attacks since his first run for the White House, but Obama has never been able to address bluntly the racism directed at him. Because she is a woman, Hillary Clinton is facing similar attacks.
Bernie Sanders dropped a bomb on Republicans and their newfound concern about sexism and repeatedly has shown himself to be an honorable person who deserves respect whether one supports his candidacy or not.