Sanders: The DNC Completely Overreacted And Didn’t Treat Me Fairly

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said Sunday that he didn’t think the Democratic National Committee treated him fairly after his campaign was accused of breaching a database to gain access to rival Hillary Clinton’s files.

The DNC initially barred Sanders from accessing the party’s database, but later rescinded that ban. Sanders’ campaign has since fired several staffers and Sanders himself apologized Saturday to Clinton at the Democratic debate.

NBC News’ “Meet the Press” host Chuck Todd asked Sanders if he thought he was treated fairly by his party.

“I think in this instance they did not,” Sander said. “On two occasions now, Chuck, in the last every months, breaches have occurred as the result of the incompetence of DNC venders, there’s two separate venders. And then what happened is, you know, the first time, our staff said, “Hey, we got information from the Clinton campaign.”

“Second time, some of our staff screwed up and I apologized for that,” Sanders continued. “But to shut off our access to our own information, to significantly hinder our campaign was a complete overreaction and that was absolutely wrong.”

Latest Livewire
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Associate Editor:
Editor at Large:
General Counsel:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Associate Publisher:
Front End Developer:
Senior Designer: