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'
© Greg Nash

Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) says 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Overnight Cybersecurity: Equifax hit by earlier hack | What to know about Kaspersky controversy | Officials review EU-US privacy pact Overnight Tech: Equifax hit by earlier undisclosed hack | Facebook takes heat over Russian ads | Alt-right Twitter rival may lose domain MORE shouldn't cast blame on Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersOvernight Defense: Senate passes 0B defense bill | 3,000 US troops heading to Afghanistan | Two more Navy officials fired over ship collisions Senate passes 0B defense bill Dems fear lasting damage from Clinton-Sanders fight 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."

ADVERTISEMENT
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.