From Business Insider:
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) said he doesn’t want support from the sexist “Bernie bros” backing his campaign.
In a CNN interview Sunday, Sanders condemned the largely online backers who have made gender-based derogatory remarks about Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton.
“I have heard about it. It’s disgusting,” Sanders said of the “Bernie bro” phenomenon. “Look, we don’t want that crap. We will do everything we can, and I think we have tried.”
“Look, you know that anybody who is supporting me that is doing the sexist things is — we don’t want them,” he continued. “I don’t want that. That is not what this campaign is about.”
The “Bernie bro” has largely been defined as a Sanders backer who aggressively and condescendingly attacks Clinton and her supporters online on social media, often in a way that’s perceived to have a gendered inclination.
Clinton’s campaign has criticized Sanders for not doing more to condemn individuals who hassle Clinton supporters online. …
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