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Dr. Paul Song Resigns After ‘Democratic Whores’ Comment About Hillary Clinton

Dr. Paul Song is out of his job as the chairman of the board of the “Courage Campaign,” after describing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as a “corporate Democratic whore.”

According to a statement sent to Breitbart News, Song has stepped down from the organization. The president and executive director Eddie Kurtz will take on a larger role to fill the void.

Song, a health care activist and supporter of Sen. Bernie Sanders, made his controversial comment while introducing Sanders at a rally in New York.

He said:

Now Secretary Clinton has said that Medicare for all will never happen. Well, I agree with Secretary Clinton that Medicare for all will never happen if we have a president who never aspires for something greater than the status quo Medicare for all will never happen if we continue to elect corporate Democratic whores who are beholden to big pharma and the private insurance industry instead of us.

Song later apologized, calling his remark “insensitive.” Sanders also condemned the remark, calling it “inappropriate and insensitive.”

The Courage Campaign also distanced itself from the remarks.

“Courage Campaign does not endorse political candidates. Dr. Paul Song, acting in his own capacity as a health care advocate, and separate from Courage Campaign, made comments at a rally in New York for Senator Bernie Sanders last night that are contrary to the values of Courage Campaign,” it said in a statement reacting to Song’s remarks. “These comments were unacceptable and that sort of rhetoric has no place in our political dialogue.”

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