Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Thursday that it was “inappropriate” for his campaign manager to joke about considering his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton as his vice presidential running mate, MSNBC reported.
Earlier this week, Sanders’ campaign manager had said that they were “willing to consider’ Clinton as a running mate.
“Look, she’d make a great vice president. We’re willing to give her more credit than Obama did,” Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver had said. “We’re willing to consider her for vice president. We’ll give her serious consideration. We’ll even interview her.”
But Sanders walked back the comment to MSNBC.
“You know, I think that every campaign has statements come out which are inappropriate. That was inappropriate,” Sanders said, adding that he had “a lot of respect” for Clinton.