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'
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Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) says 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonSaagar Enjeti: Tuesday's Democratic debate already 'rigged' against Gabbard, Sanders Ilhan Omar raises .1 million in third quarter Bloomberg rethinking running for president: report MORE shouldn't cast blame on Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSupport drops for Medicare for All but increases for public option Hillicon Valley: Warren takes on Facebook over political ads | Zuckerberg defends meetings with conservatives | Civil liberties groups sound alarm over online extremism bill On The Money: Trump touts China trade deal | Wall Street, Washington see signs for caution | Trump threatens sanctions on Turkey | Sanders proposes sharp hike to corporate taxes 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."

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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.