CTR STATEMENT ON TONIGHT’S DEMOCRATIC DEBATE IN FLINT
*FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE*
Sunday, March 06, 2016
Washington, DC – Correct The Record President Brad Woodhouse released the following statement in response totonight’s Democratic debate.
“While Secretary Clinton demonstrated her long term commitment to the people of Flint, Michigan and spoke with specificity and passion about raising wages, rebuilding our infrastructure and creating jobs, this debate was an unmitigated disaster for Bernie Sanders,” said Brad Woodhouse President of Correct The Record.
- “In a debate over guns, Bernie Sanders stood by his vote providing immunity to gun manufacturers and continued to parrot talking points that could have come out of the mouth of Wayne LaPierre and the National Rifle Association.
- “In a question about racial blind spots, Bernie Sanders said ‘When you’re white, you don’t know what it’s like to be living in a ghetto. You don’t know what it’s like to be poor.’
- “In a debate over how to bring jobs back to Michigan, Bernie Sanders stood by his vote against funding for President Obama’s auto rescue which not only saved the American automobile industry but has it breaking records for auto sales. Apparently Senator Sanders is nostalgic for Mitt Romney’s famous headline ‘Let Detroit Go Bankrupt.’
“But perhaps nothing from this debate will be more memorable than Bernie Sanders rudely flying off the handle – losing his temper and shushing Secretary Clinton, wagging his finger and repeatedly yelling the likes of ‘excuse me, I’m talking’ and ‘let me finish.’ It was a cringe worthy moment from Senator Sanders more fitting of the GOP debate stage than the Democratic one.
“Senator Sanders came into this debate the longest of long shots to win the Democratic nomination having been all but mathematically eliminated. After that performance his climb became all the more steep.”
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