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

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

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

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.

Sanders has been on the defensive for weeks while he mulls another presidential bid, as several former campaign staffers have made allegations of sexual misconduct and pay disparity.

"I categorically deny these allegations of improper and unprofessional conduct", Becker said in a statement. Later, he grabbed her wrists and head, forcibly kissed her and put his tongue in her mouth, she and other witnesses alleged.

Mr Becker denies any harassment, and no criminal charges have been filed. Becker had begun making preparations for another campaign and calling around to staffers when the woman came forward, and other staffers came out with similar stories, causing him to lose his position on the campaign.

Friends of Bernie Sanders, Sanders" main campaign committee, told Politico in a statement: "Robert Becker would not be a part of any future campaigns.' The campaign added: 'To be clear: no one who committed sexual harassment in 2016 would be back if there were a 2020 campaign, ' and described Becker's conduct as 'deplorable and fundamentally unacceptable'. This can't happen in 2020. "You can't run for president of the United States unless you acknowledge that every campaign demands a safe work environment for every employee and volunteer", the woman continued.

Sanders made the remarks in response to a question from a reporter on Capitol Hill at an event on prescription drug prices.

NBC's Chuck Todd excoriated one of the most popular frontrunners for the Democratic nomination to run against President Donald Trump in 2020, and said it was the worst start to a possible campaign.

Female staffers also claimed they were paid significantly less than their male counterparts or subordinates. Nevertheless, said Bannon, "I think he will run".

This show of support for a Sanders 2020 presidential run comes hours after the latest in a series of reports of sexual misconduct involving members of the Sanders 2016 campaign.

Allegations of sexual misconduct and an "untenable and risky dynamic that developed during [the Sanders] campaign" have dogged the Vermont senator in recent weeks, according to Politico. "I apologize", Sanders tweeted Thursday afternoon. "What they experienced was absolutely unacceptable and certainly not what a progressive campaign or any campaign should be about", Sanders said.

The woman said she informed Sanders's 2016 campaign manager Jeff Weaver of the alleged assault.

"Yes, I was a little bit busy running around the country trynna make the case", he said when asked if he had missed the harassment on his campaign.

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