Sanders On DNC Emails: ‘I Think It’s Outrageous’

AP

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Sunday that he thought it was “outrageous” for an official in the Democratic National Committee to suggest in an email that he was an atheist and for possibly using religion against him in the primary contest.

“Well, I think it’s outrageous, but it is not a great shock to me. I think, as I said, it’s what we talked about six months ago,” Sanders said on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I mean, there’s no question to my mind and I think no question to any objective observer’s mind that the DNC was supporting Hillary Clinton, was in opposition to our campaign. So, I’m not quite shocked by this.”

He again called for DNC chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schult’z resignation and stated that he was not an atheist.

A leak from Wikileaks revealed a number of internal emails exchanged by DNC members. One of which showed DNC CFO Brad Marshall saying that Sanders’ atheist beliefs could be used against him.

Marshall reportedly apologized in a private Facebook post, Politico reported.

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