Sanders Goes Off On Clinton: You Can’t Be A Moderate And A Progressive!

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February 3, 2016 3:36 p.m.

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Wednesday afternoon went on a Twitter rant about his Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton, saying that a person “cannot be a moderate and a progressive.”

When reporters asked Sanders on Tuesday if Clinton was a “true progressive,” the Vermont senator responded that she was on “some days.”

“Except when she announces that she is a proud moderate, and then I guess she is not a progressive,” he said.

On Wednesday he shared some more thoughts:

Earlier Wednesday, Clinton called Sanders’ comments a “low blow” and argued that she would “win by a landslide” if the election were focused on their records.

Clinton spokesman Brian Fallon further defended the former secretary of state during a CNN interview.

It’s a personal attack, to question Hillary Clinton’s commitment to progressive values when she’s made a career out of fighting for women and children,” he said.

Fallon also repeated a line that Clinton has used before against such claims: that she’s “a progressive who likes to get things done.”

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