Sen. Sanders Responds to Clinton Book’s Scathing Criticism

Senator Bernie Sanders responded Wednesday to Hillary Clinton’s accusation that he’s the reason she lost the election to President Trump.

Sanders brushed off her criticism, saying “our job is to go forward.”

Clinton’s book, “What Happened” is scheduled to be released on September 12th.

“In the past,” Clinton writes in the book, “for reasons I try to explain, I’ve often felt I had to be careful in public, like I was up on a wire without a net. Now I’m letting my guard down.”

Hillary Clinton “lets her guard down” when both fists are busy punching Bernie Sander’s campaign. She repeatedly rails her former primaries opponent for saying negative things about her.

Clinton, as we all remember, said some terrible things about Sanders during her campaign.

“What Happened” makes numerous excuses for Clinton’s loss, saying some Bernie Sanders supporters criticized Clinton’s supporters on the internet.

“[…] he had to resort to innuendo and impugning my character,” Clinton wrote. “Some of his supporters, the so-called Bernie Bros, took to harassing my supporters online. It got ugly and more than a little sexist.”

Clinton thinks Sanders’s criticism of her “caused lasting damage. Making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for Trump’s ‘Crooked Hillary’ campaign.”

Obviously, Clinton was viewed as crooked because of things she actually did, not because Sanders invented lies about her that Trump would later employ in his campaign.

The Hill reports:

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday brushed off Hillary Clinton’s criticism of him in her new book about the 2016 presidential election, saying he’s not interested in playing the blame game.

“My response is that right now it’s appropriate to look forward and not backward,” Sanders told The Hill.

“I’m working overtime now to see we overturn Trump’s decision on DACA, pass a $15-an-hour minimum wage, and next week I’ll be offering a Medicare-for-all single-payer system,” he said.

Sanders said he wants to focus on the legislative challenges at hand and not debate who is to blame for President Trump’s stunning electoral upset of Clinton, the Democratic nominee, in November.

“Our job is to go forward,” he said.

Sanders doesn’t have to specifically attack Clinton to insult her.

Sanders remarks on “working overtime” on his liberal agenda. He’s too busy to worry about Clinton’s remarks.

Bernie’s work, obviously, is destructive. He is a Democratic Socialist, after all. But, while Clinton was scripting her ghost writer with excuses on why she the election, looking backward, Sanders says he’s been busy getting things done.


We reported on Clinton’s criticism of Sanders here, after a page from “What Happened” was tweeted as a preview of the book’s contents.

“Given the book’s “What Happened” title and this past,” The Washington Post reported, “it was clear Clinton would be doing a fair bit of blame-sharing in the book. What wasn’t as clear was how much she would dwell upon Sanders’s shockingly competitive challenge to her in the Democratic primary.”

Sanders’ words about “looking forward” don’t directly attack Clinton, but they do say something about a woman who has does little recently but look back and blame everyone but herself.