Far-left Senator Bernie Sanders deflected criticism this week that his online supporters are behind a series of vicious attacks against those who disagree with the lawmaker; suggesting Russian agents may be behind the posts.
“Not being too paranoid… All of us remember 2016, and what we remember is efforts by Russians and others to interfere in our election and divide us up. I’m not saying that’s happening, but it would not shock me,” said Sanders.
Bernie Sanders is now suggesting (without evidence) that Russia is behind his supporters' social media pic.twitter.com/8oCj8mrmKa
— Zach Parkinson (@AZachParkinson) February 20, 2020
NEW: Sanders implies Russia, not his supporters, may be to blame for online vitriol. Experts aren’t so sure. https://t.co/xTd00e6VY0
— Tony Romm (@TonyRomm) February 20, 2020
Watch Sanders’ comments above.