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

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden budget pick sparks battle with GOP Senate Overnight Defense: Defense bill among Congress's year-end scramble | Iranian scientist's assassination adds hurdles to Biden's plan on nuclear deal | Navy scrapping USS Bonhomme Richard after fire Biden faces new Iran challenges after nuclear scientist killed 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 WarrenBiden budget pick sparks battle with GOP Senate Warren, Brown voice support for controversial Biden budget office pick Biden's economic team gets mixed reviews from Senate Republicans MORE (D-Mass.). 

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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.