(NewsReady.com) – Former vice president and struggling 2020 presidential candidate Joe Biden has lashed out at rival Bernie Sanders following complaints about the Vermont senator’s followers. Biden was speaking for the Culinary Union, which says it came under attack from Sanders supporters after releasing a flyer that opposed his “Medicare for All” proposals.
The union says it isn’t endorsing any of the Democrats competing for the party’s presidential nomination, but it does have concerns about hard-left policies that it says “will give us four more years of Trump.” However, for some Sanders supporters, anything other than glowing support is unacceptable, and they responded by attacking union members on social media.
STATEMENT by Geoconda Argüello-Kline: It’s disappointing Senator Sanders’ supporters have viciously attacked the Culinary Union & working families in NV simply because we provided facts on proposals that might takeaway what we have built over 8 decades. ➡️https://t.co/zUqTizBFSF pic.twitter.com/sWnRZ0r2vR
— The Culinary Union (@Culinary226) February 12, 2020
Biden says that while Sanders might not be personally responsible for this behavior he hasn’t done enough to condemn it or rein it in. Sanders finally told PBS that personal attacks on union members were “not acceptable,” but according to Biden, he needs to go further. “Find out who the hell they are… fire them,” he said.
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