Sanders: Aide’s remark about Clinton for VP was 'inappropriate'
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Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden's policies are playing into Trump's hands Hillicon Valley: Amazon wins union election — says 'our employees made the choice' On The Money: Biden .5T budget proposes major hike in social programs | GOP bashes border, policing provisions MORE on Thursday distanced himself from comments by his campaign manager about Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClose the avenues of foreign meddling Pelosi planned on retiring until Trump won election: report Pence autobiography coming from Simon & Schuster MORE being a great candidate for vice president.

“Every campaign has statements come out which are inappropriate. That was inappropriate,” Sanders said Thursday on MSNBC’s “Live.”

“Clearly, I have a lot of respect for Secretary Clinton.”


Jeff Weaver, Sanders’s campaign manger, was quoted by Bloomberg Politics saying Clinton would “make a great vice president.

“We’re willing to give her more credit than Obama did. We’re willing to consider her for vice president. We’ll give her serious consideration. We’ll even interview her,” Weaver said.

That comment drew criticism from EMILY’s List, a deep-pocketed group that supports female Democratic candidates who support abortion rights. The group has endorsed Clinton for president.

Stephanie Schriock, the president of EMILY’s List, called Weaver’s barb a “condescending insult by a team who knows better.”

The dustup is just the latest volley between the campaigns over whether some rhetoric is sexist.

Clinton has bashed Sanders on the trail for saying that “all the shouting in the world” won’t spur gun reform, arguing last week in Iowa, “I haven’t been shouting, but sometimes when a woman speaks out, some people think it’s shouting.”

Responding to that charge directly for the first time on MSNBC, Sanders touted his voting record on women’s issues, including abortion rights, and called Clinton’s assertion “not accurate.”

“I have been saying for months, well before that debate, that if we are going to go forward on sensible gun reform, people all over this country are going to have to stop shouting at each other,” he said.

Sanders and Clinton have stepped up the direct attacks each other over the past week, in the wake of Vice President Biden’s decision to not run for president.