Dem lawmaker on Clinton criticizing Sanders in new book: 'Don't go there'

Dem lawmaker on Clinton criticizing Sanders in new book: 'Don't go there'
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Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) says 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonHillary Clinton to Trump ahead of Putin summit: 'Do you know which team you play for?' 10 things we learned from Peter Strzok's congressional testimony Get ready for summit with no agenda and calculated risks MORE shouldn't cast blame on Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersOn paper, Wilkie is the perfect candidate for VA secretary, but his qualifications go further Sacha Baron Cohen mulls arming toddlers with guns in inaugural episode Ocasio-Cortez to campaign with Bernie Sanders in Kansas MORE (I-Vt.) for helping President Trump attack her.

"Please Hillary, don't go there," Huffman tweeted in response to leaks of Clinton's upcoming book. "I supported you. Bernie showed restraint & class & ran aspirational campaign. Politics is rough sometimes."

Clinton wrote in her new book, "What Happened," that Sanders did "lasting damage" to her campaign.

She wrote that during the Democratic primaries, she was told to "restrain" herself whenever she wanted to "hit back" against Sanders's attacks.

"When I finally challenged Bernie during a debate to name a single time I changed a position or a vote because of a financial contribution, he couldn't come up with anything," Clinton wrote.

"Nonetheless, his attacks caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for Trump's 'Crooked Hillary' campaign."

Trump frequently referred to Clinton as "Crooked Hillary" during the campaign, referencing Sanders's attacks on Clinton and the Democratic National Committee. Trump often said the election was rigged against him the same way the Democratic primary was rigged against Sanders.