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Bernie Sanders: Some Criticism of Hillary Clinton Is ‘Sexist,’ a Man ‘Wouldn’t Be Treated the Same Way’

During an appearance on CBS’ Face The Nation on Sunday, self-proclaimed socialist candidate for president Bernie Sanders insisted that some criticism of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is “sexist.”

Sanders, a long-time Senator from Vermont, told CBS that he feels that some criticism of Hillary is both sexist and opportunistic.

“I think for a variety of reasons, Hillary Clinton has been under all kinds of attack for many, many years,” Sanders said.

“In fact, I can’t think of many personalities who have been attacked for more reasons than Hillary Clinton. And, by the way, let me be frank–and I’m running against her: Some of it is sexist,” the Senator continued.

During the segment, Sanders consistently refused to criticize Hilary too much and even said that a man wouldn’t be questioned as harshly as Clinton has been.

“I don’t know that a man would be treated the same way that Hillary is. All that I can say is I have known Hillary Clinton for 25 years. I admire her. I respect her. I like her. She and I have very different points of view on a number of issues,” he said.

But the Vermont Senator may have the luxury of refraining from a negative campaign, at least at this point. Sanders has had amazingly successful campaign rallies, even drawing a whopping 28,000 people in Portland over the weekend. His crowds have dwarfed those of Hillary Clinton, his biggest opponent.

But while Sanders has been cutting a wide swath across the U.S. and become one of the biggest draws of either party on the campaign trail, the Senator’s campaign has not been without hiccups. Several times, now, Sanders rallies have ground to a halt as so-called “black lives matter” protesters have disrupted them. On Saturay Sanders himself was forced off the stage by “black lives matter” protesters.

The incidents have forced Sanders to add a hastily prepared “racial inequality” plank to his campaign pledges.

Follow Warner Todd Huston on Twitter @warnerthuston or email the author at igcolonel@hotmail.com

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