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Sanders condemns his supporters' 'ugly, personal attacks' against Warren

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersFormer Sanders spokesperson: Biden 'backing away' from 'populist offerings' Amanda Gorman captures national interest after inauguration performance Woman who made Sanders's mittens says she's sold out MORE (I-Vt.) said Wednesday that he is “disgusted” by any personal attacks his supporters or anyone else has lobbed at his presidential primary opponent Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden's Interior Department temporarily blocks new drilling on public lands | Group of GOP senators seeks to block Biden moves on Paris, Keystone | Judge grants preliminary approval for 0M Flint water crisis settlement Senate approves waiver for Biden's Pentagon nominee House approves waiver for Biden's Pentagon nominee MORE (D-Mass.). 

MSNBC’s Rachel MaddowRachel Anne MaddowA vaccine, a Burrito and more: 7 lighter, memorable moments from 2020 Klobuchar: Trump 'trying to burn this country down on his way out' DC attorney general: Ivanka Trump 'highly misleading' on lawsuit deposition MORE asked Sanders about attacks some of his supporters have made, tweeting images of snakes and even calling for Warren to be challenged in a primary in her next Massachusetts Senate election. 

Sanders told Maddow he was “actually disgusted” and “aghast” by online vitriol directed at Warren. 

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“We condemn that,” Sanders said. “We want our supporters to be [talking] about the issues.

“[We] don't need ugly, personal attacks against Sen. Warren, or anyone else for that measure,” he added. 

He said he had a cordial discussion with Warren as she reassesses her campaign but would not discuss the private conversation with his colleague and opponent.  

Warren had no public events Wednesday after a disappointing finish in the 15 races held on Super Tuesday. Her campaign said it was taking a day to assess whether Warren still has a path to the nomination. 

Asked whether he would consider Warren as a running mate, Sanders said it’s “too early to talk about that.” 

However, he said he would "love to sit down and talk to her about what kind of role she could pay in our administration,” adding that he has a lot of respect for the senator.