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Hillary doubles down on Sanders sexism allegation

Cameron Lancaster

Hillary Clinton is not backing down from her claim that Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) made a sexist comment when he told people to stop “shouting” about guns at the first Democratic presidential debate.

{mosads}“Well what I said was during the debate, I heard him say that people should stop shouting about guns. I didn’t think I was shouting, I thought I was making a very strong case,” Clinton said in an interview with New Hampshire’s WMUR on Wednesday, as first reported by the Daily Caller.

The reporter pressed Clinton, the front-runner for her party’s nomination, on whether Sanders’s comments were misogynistic.

“I said what I had to say about it,” Clinton replied, refusing to say the comments were not sexist.

Sanders, who is Clinton’s closest competition for the nomination, said during the debate that “all the shouting in the world” will not be enough to stop gun violence in America.

The former secretary of State panned the remark at the Jefferson-Jackson dinner in Iowa a few days later, saying that “sometimes when a woman speaks out, some people think it’s shouting.”

Sanders has used the “shouting” line several times when talking about guns, and not always in reference to comments made by Clinton. 

He has denied the sexism allegation.

MSNBC host Mika Brzezinski called Clinton’s accusation “pathetic” on Tuesday.

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