Bernie Sanders has a Democrat opponent running against him in Vermont.
While Bernie Sanders is supposed to be wildly popular with Democrats, there are signs of discontent. While many hate the way the Clinton/DNC combine worked against Sanders, there are also people who think his damage to Clinton helped Donald Trump win. Additionally, the FBI investigation into his wife’s actions at Burlington College also raise ethical question.
NBC News reports, “Bernie Sanders Faces Feisty Democratic Challenger.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., is one of the country’s most popular political figures, but opponents hope an continuing FBI investigation and his national ambitions could make him vulnerable at home.
Sanders’ record of winning with landslide margins in Vermont has scared off would-be Democratic opponents since his first Senate campaign over a decade ago.
But on Friday, the former 2016 presidential hopeful drew an opponent for his expected re-election campaign next year.
Jon Svitavsky, a homeless advocate who has never held public office, tore into Sanders for undercutting Hillary Clinton and the Democratic party during last year’s presidential primaries.
“I hold him absolutely, centrally responsible for Donald Trump being president,” Svitavsky told NBC News, expressing a view held by other Clinton loyalists. “That’s my number-one issue.”
He said that within hours of “soft-launching” his campaign, he had already heard from thousands of people across the country who want to donate or volunteer. “There’s a lot of anger out there in my party against Bernie,” Svitavsky said.
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