Details Over Top Sanders Advisor's Alleged Sexual Misconduct With Subordinate Emerge

Tasos Katopodis  Getty Images North America

As Sanders and surrogates explore a 2020 presidential bid, more than a dozen former female and male staffers who worked on the 2016 campaign signed a letter requesting a meeting with Sanders and his leadership team "to discuss the issue of sexual violence and harassment on the 2016 campaign, for the goal of planning to mitigate the issue in the upcoming presidential cycle".

"I thank them, from the bottom of my heart, for speaking out", Sanders wrote in a statement. What they experienced was absolutely unacceptable and certainly not what a progressive campaign or any campaign should be about, ' he said Thursday on Capitol Hill.

"Candidates who allow people like Robert Becker to lead their organizations shouldn't earn the highest office in our government", the woman said.

According to POLITICO, Mr. Becker "oversaw Sanders' Iowa campaign, then helped lead his efforts in Michigan, California and NY as deputy national field director" and has reportedly started calling former staffers to prep for Sanders' potential 2020 run over the past few months.

The adviser, Robert Becker, has denied any wrongdoing.

Todd then said Sanders had the worst start to 2019, especially compared to Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), who has already declared her 2020 presidential campaign.

Allegations that male members of his campaign had harassed and discriminated against female campaign workers have been circulating for weeks as the senator weighs a potential second presidential run. Bernie Sanders continues to take hits over allegations of sexual misconduct during the 2016 campaign, supporters of the Vermont independent are planning almost 400 events across all 50 states Saturday to back another White House run.

Sanders has not personally been the focus of any of the accusations.

Weaver told CNN Wednesday that he thinks he would be useful to a Sanders 2020 campaign as "a strategic adviser that needs to deal with some of the 30,000-foot issues as opposed to the management of a day-to-day campaign". Our standards, our procedures, our safeguards were clearly inadequate, ' he added.

"I was little bit busy running around the country trying to make the case", Sanders told CNN on January 2.

The New York Times also has detailed allegations of unwanted sexual advances and pay inequity on Sanders' 2016 campaign. They added: "To be clear: no one who committed sexual harassment in 2016 would be back if there were a 2020 campaign".

Brett Carlsen via Getty Images Onetime presidential hopeful Sen.

Sanders himself has not yet made a decision on whether or not he will run for President in 2020, but released an e-mail late previous year with the subject line "If I Run".

She chose to speak out after Becker reportedly contacted her and other potential staffers regarding a 2020 presidential run by Sanders and visited early primary states. Though the allegations against Sanders' campaign are far-reaching, the issue of sexual harassment has been pervasive across the political spectrum and beyond, as brought to light in the wake of the Me Too movement.

Related News:

  • AFC Asian Cup: 'Messi Jay' stunner puts Thailand back on track

    AFC Asian Cup: 'Messi Jay' stunner puts Thailand back on track

    UAE is probably the strongest side in this group with a FIFA World ranking of 79, ahead of India's rank of 97. Ashique Kurniyan is expected to keep his place in the team after an awesome performance against Thailand.
    United States  carbon emissions spike in 2018 on industry, fuel demand

    United States carbon emissions spike in 2018 on industry, fuel demand

    Those actions are likely to increase calls in Congress and liberal states for more ambitious climate and clean energy policies. The Paris Agreement , which was first signed in 2015, is an worldwide agreement to control and limit climate change.
    CES 2019: Samsung debuts next-gen family hub refrigerator

    CES 2019: Samsung debuts next-gen family hub refrigerator

    Samsung says they are the #1 selling appliance brand in the United States and the fastest growing brand in the last nine years. Also, do we really need yet another screen? Samsung has been upfront about its work on a smartphone that has a folding screen.
  • Aaron Ramsey Agrees To Juventus Deal

    Aaron Ramsey Agrees To Juventus Deal

    Ramsey will leave Arsenal at the end of the season on a free transfer after Arsenal withdrew a contract offer a year ago . We can only loan players", said Emery.
    West Ham tell Arnautovic to honour contract

    West Ham tell Arnautovic to honour contract

    Arnautovic's brother, Danijel, has issued a statement claiming that West Ham bought him for "peanuts" and should let him leave.
    Marvel's

    Marvel's "The Punisher" Season 2 Trailer Is Here

    Criminal Minds actor Josh Stewart joins the cast as John Pilgrim, a new alt-right, Christian Fundamentalist villain. Season 2 will see the return of FBI Agent Dinah Madani ( Amber Rose Revah ) and Curtis Hoyle ( Jason R.
  • Steelers president open to trading A.B

    Steelers president open to trading A.B

    We all know there have been problems with Brown's attitude and his relationship with the team over the last two seasons. That brought about plenty of speculation that Brown had played his final game in Pittsburgh's black and yellow.
    Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to testify publicly before Congress

    Former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen to testify publicly before Congress

    Rudy Giuliani, the former mayor of New York City and Trump's television defense lawyer, lashed out against Michael Cohen . In the interview with Stephanopoulos, however, Cohen rejected Trump's claims as "absolutely not true".
    'If Shutdown Continues, I Won't Go' - Trump May Skip Davos

    'If Shutdown Continues, I Won't Go' - Trump May Skip Davos

    He said he will not attending because Democrats will not budge on border security, thus continuing the government shutdown. China and the United States have taken a 90-day pause in implementing tariffs to hammer out a trade deal.
  • Petta vs Viswasam: Here's what fans have to say after first show

    Petta vs Viswasam: Here's what fans have to say after first show

    While coming to the foreign box office, it hasopened with jaw-dropping figures of $557,387 (3.92 Cr). As expected, the movie has received adulation and love from several sections of audiences.
    IBM creates Q System One to sell quantum capacity

    IBM creates Q System One to sell quantum capacity

    The IBM Q System One uses a motor-driven rotation around its two displaced axes to ease its maintenance and upgrade process. The company also earned patents for blockchain technology as well as for quantum computing uses.

    Juventus organise signing ceremony for Arsenal midfielder Ramsey next week

    The Wales global is Arsenal's longest-serving playing, having moved to the Emirates from Cardiff City as a teenager back in 2008. He won three FA Cups with the club, scoring the winning goal in the 2014 and 2017 final.


Most liked

Sheriff says missing Wisconsin teen Jayme Closs has been found alive
Autopsies determined the two died of gunshot wounds and were murdered, and that Closs was inside the home when they were killed. When the dispatcher called the number back, a voice mail greeting indicated the phone belonged to Denise Closs.

Bus Driver Helps Baby Boy Found Wandering Alone On Freeway Overpass
Ivic quickly ran across the busy street, stopping traffic in the process, to grab the cold and crying child. The child, who was less than 1-year-old, was barefoot and wearing a onesie and diaper, according to MCTS.

Alabama wide receivers coach Josh Gattis taking over as MI offensive coordinator
Gattis' move to MI comes after reports that he could be heading to Maryland to be the offensive coordinator under Mike Locksley. It is unclear where Gattis will fit in, in relation to Hamilton, who is also assistant head coach, under Harbaugh.

Kate Beckinsale Checkmates Fan Shaming Her For Pete Davidson Dating Rumors
Anytime the British actress posts on Instagram , it's essentially a social media master class ― seriously, follow her immediately. Not Pete Davidson ", the judgemental fan commented under an old photo of Beckinsale's mother, actress Judy Loe.

Harrington to captain Europe at 2020 Ryder Cup
The Irishman's appointment, which had been widely expected, was confirmed at a European Tour news conference at Wentworth today. And I don't take it lightly. "It's an uphill struggle to beat the United States in the United States , for sure".

Jerry Jones Spends More to Buy Yacht Than He Did on Cowboys
The billionaire businessman is the new owner of a custom superyacht roughly the length of a football field, at 357 feet, which Mr. That price tag, of course, is $100 million more than what he paid to buy the Cowboys in 1989 .

Nokia 8.1 Is Coming To Malaysia This Month for RM 1699
Nokia 8 Sirocco users using Android 9 Pie will enjoy improvements to their smartphone experience based on their daily phone use. There is still a small chin at the bottom to show off the Nokia logo, but you won't find any traditional notch here.

Google Chrome Native Ad Blocking to Become Available Worldwide on July 9
It's an expansion to an ad-blocking feature launched in February previous year that initially focused on sites in North America and Europe.

It's official! Tim Tebow gets engaged to Miss Universe
The minor league baseball player and ESPN analyst proposed to his girlfriend Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters this week and she said yes. The Big Lead's PM Sports Roundup, which is now America's most eligible bachelor now that Tim Tebow is off the market.

Cristiano Ronaldo Says He Doesn't Know His Accuser Jasmine Lennard
The 33-year-old Portuguese soccer player has vehemently denied the accusation. "It's wrong. Ms Mayorga reported the alleged sexual assault to police on the day it occurred.

Chocolates, caramels sold nationwide may be contaminated with Hepatitis A
It can happen when an infected person prepares food without washing their hands, even if the person doesn't show signs of illness. But today, the firm announced a voluntary recall after a worker tested positive for hepatitis A, a highly contagious infection.

Apple CEO Tim Cook earned almost US$16 million in 2018
Cook said he wasn't surprised by the market reaction, calling it "quite emotional in the short term". "The services are on a tear".

China says trade talks with U.S. set foundation to resolve concerns
The USTR statement didn't say whether progress had been achieved on its main concerns. So far, the USA side has described the exchanges in a positive light.

Pompeo Meets Top Iraqi Officials During Unannounced Visit to Baghdad
Mr Pompeo was speaking in Cairo three weeks after President Donald Trump said USA troops were pulling out of Syria. I don't know the way this presence may be formatted and whether it will be open or secret.

Tennis match-fixing ring under Spanish police investigation
The investigation had resulted in the freezing of 42 bank accounts and the confiscation of various properties. Fornell-Mestres was ranked 1007th in singles and 772nd in doubles at the end of 2018.