Bernie Sanders got wrapped up in a #MeToo scandal that could ruin his 2020 chances
Many believe Bernie Sanders is the Democrat frontrunner for 2020.
But the socialist icon will turn 79 years old in 2020.
And he just got some bad news that may bury his campaign for good.
Several women have come forward reporting cases of sexual harassment on Sanders’ 2016 campaign.
These reported grievances went unanswered.
In the era of the #MeToo movement, this could destroy Bernie Sander’s chances of victory.
MSN News reports:
In February 2016, Giulianna Di Lauro, a Latino outreach strategist for Senator Bernie Sanders’s presidential operation, complained to her supervisor that she had been harassed by a campaign surrogate whom she drove to events ahead of the Democratic primary in Nevada…
“I certainly apologize to any woman who felt she was not treated appropriately, and of course if I run we will do better the next time,” he said.
Asked if he knew about the staff complaints, he said, “I was a little bit busy running around the country trying to make the case.”
Some women said the fledgling 2016 campaign was disorganized and decentralized, which made it hard to know who to turn to in the case of mistreatment.
“I did experience sexual harassment during the campaign, and there was no one who would or could help,” said Samantha Davis, the former director of operations in Texas and New York, who also worked on the campaign’s advance team. She said that her supervisor marginalized her after she declined an invitation to his hotel room.
Senator Sanders has denied any knowledge of the cases of sexual harassment on his campaign.
But these allegations are picking up steam in the media.
And if additional claims are made, Sanders could be in big trouble.
The victims stated that the campaign was disorganized and unable to handle the grievance.
The field of Democrat candidates running for President in 2020 will likely include many women.
Bernie Sanders will need to get these rumors under control and resolve the problems quickly if he intends to run for President.