Emily’s List accuses Bernie Sanders campaign of sexism

Democratic presidential candidate and U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during a "National Student Town Hall" at George Mason University October 28, 2015 in Fairfax, Virginia. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign has come under fire from Stephanie Shriock, the president of Emily’s List, over a joke that was interpreted as sexist. Emily’s List is a group that advocates for the election of women candidates and Shriock took issue with a series of remarks Jeff Weaver, Sanders’ campaign manager, made about Hillary Clinton. “Look, she’d make a great vice president,” Weaver told Bloomberg in an interview. “We’re willing to give her more credit than Obama did. We’re willing to consider her for vice president. We’ll give her serious consideration,” Weaver continued. “We’ll even interview her.”

The jokes drew a sharp response from Shriock, who said in a post on Twitter that they amounted to a “Condescending insult by a team who knows better.” She added, “Hillary is possibly most qualified ever to run & Americans know it.”

Sanders has made significant inroads with, particularly younger, women voters as he’s risen in the polls.

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