Sanders aide hits 'millionaires on "The View"' after segment on Warren dispute

Sanders aide hits 'millionaires on "The View"' after segment on Warren dispute
© Getty Images

Briahna Joy Gray, national press secretary for Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Election night could be a bit messy The Hill's Morning Report - Sponsored by Facebook - Trump, Biden blitz battleground states Oct. 29: Where Trump and Biden will be campaigning MORE’s (I-Vt.) presidential campaign, accused the hosts of ABC’s “The View” of mischaracterizing the diversity of Sanders’s supporters, describing a segment in which Meghan McCainMeghan Marguerite McCainChris Cuomo, Ted Cruz explode in off-the-rails CNN interview Meghan McCain, husband welcome first baby girl, Liberty Sage McCain Domenech Kasich to Meghan McCain: Concern over abortion 'dwarfed' by need to beat Trump MORE said Sanders “has a problem with women” as “shameful.”

“More women have given to Bernie’s campaign than any other campaign. We have the most diverse, least white collation,” Gray tweeted Tuesday. “But the millionaires on the View openly smear the teachers, Walmart workers, and post office employees who form our base. Shameful.”


“The women of @TheView should consider having on one of the many women who make up Bernie’s 70% female leadership team,” she added. “Even better, they should have on one of the working class women whose interests they undermine by parroting baseless, long debunked talking points.”

Gray's defense of Sanders comes after Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren has expressed interest in being Biden's Treasury secretary: report The Democrats' 50 state strategy never reached rural America What a Biden administration should look like MORE (D-Mass.) confirmed a CNN report that the Vermont senator had privately told her in a meeting that he did not believe a woman could be elected president.

Sanders has strongly denied making the comment. The hashtag “WomenForBernie” trended on Tuesday afternoon among Sanders supporters pushing back on the claims.