Sanders On Report Gunman Volunteered For His Campaign: ‘I Am Sickened’

Bernie Sanders Bernie Sanders presidential campaigning, Wilmington, Delaware, America - 23 Apr 2016 (Rex Features via AP Images)
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Wednesday condemned the actions of a shooter who opened fire at a Republican congressional baseball practice earlier in the morning, and who reportedly worked for Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign.

In a statement he tweeted and read on the Senate floor, Sanders said he was “sickened” by the gunman’s actions.

“Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms,” Sanders said. “I am sickened by this despicable act.”

A friend of James T. Hodgkinson, the man identified as the suspected gunman, on Wednesday told the Washington Post that he and Hodgkinson met while working on Sanders’ 2016 campaign in Iowa.

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  1. So, fully recognizing that politicians have absolutely no control over who may volunteer for their campaign, I’m guessing the RWNJ fake news spin on all of this will inevitably make Bernie irreparably damaged goods for any higher elected office, or even getting re-elected.

    Not saying it’s fair, just stating the likelihood…

  2. If only we had a president who would immediately and authentically condemn violence done in his name.

  3. Sanders should not be apologizing, did Trump apologize for the bastard that stabbed two in Portland? He was a big Trump fan too.

  4. No one seems to be noticing the part where a critical contributor to the shooter’s brain poisoning appears to have been the stuff RT and Putin’s troll army were peddling about Hillary.

  5. Avatar for clare clare says:

    Spot on. And good for Bernie for being the grownup.

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