The campaign manager for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) called Sen. Barbara Boxer’s (D-CA) account of how Sanders supporters in Nevada made her feel unsafe “incongruous” in a Tuesday night interview.
Asked in an interview on CNN whether Boxer, who said rowdy Sanders supporters at the Nevada state convention made her fear for her personal safety, was lying, top Sanders aide Jeff Weaver accused the senator of provoking the crowd.
Weaver said Boxer was “walking off the stage claiming she’s in fear of her life while she’s contemptuously blowing kisses at the Sanders supporters.”
“I think if you watch the online video it seems incongruous that somebody was in fear for their life while they were contemptuously blowing kisses at their opponents, yeah, I think that’s incongruous,” Weaver said.
He also said the campaign “absolutely” doesn’t want to see the behavior witnessed in Nevada, where the state party chair received death threats, spill over to the national convention Philadelphia. The keynote address at the Nevada convention from Boxer, a Hillary Clinton supporter, was roundly booed by Sanders supporters.
Weaver’s remarks came days after Sanders made waves by saying the summer Democratic convention was “going to be messy.”