Sanders Disavows Surrogate’s ‘Corporate Democratic Whores’ Remark (VIDEO)

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Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) distanced himself from the remarks of a surrogate who slammed “corporate Democratic whores” during a massive Wednesday night rally in New York City.

“Medicare-for-all will never happen if we continue to elect corporate Democratic whores who are beholden to big pharma and the private insurance industry instead of us,” Paul Song, a health care activist, told the crowd of around 27,000 people.

Song later said he wasn’t referring to Clinton, and apologized for using the words to describe “some in Congress.”

Early Thursday morning, Sanders tweeted the comment was “inappropriate and insensitive.”

Watch the remarks via the Washington Free Beacon:

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