Bernie Sanders Retracts His Endorsement of Controversial Candidate Running for Disgraced Congresswoman Katie Hill’s Seat
ust days after endorsing congressional candidate Cenk Uygur, Sen. Bernie Sanders withdrew his endorsement for the Democrat running to replace disgraced congresswoman Katie Hill in California. The move came after more vulgar comments Uygur has made came to light. Uygur, the creator and host of the far left wing YouTube channel, The Young Turks is no stranger to controversy as his checkered political past goes all the way back to the early 90s.
Breaking: Bernie Sanders retracts his endorsement of Cenk Uygur, the Calif congressional candidate who defends crude sex ratings of women. Update coming. https://t.co/Cc2wWKD0jM— Michael Finnegan (@finneganLAT) December 13, 2019
Going back through Uugur’s writing, radio, and internet catalogue, it is not hard to find MANY offensive statements he has made in the past. The comments that led to Sanders jumping ship included his ranking women on a scale of 1 to 10 as to how likely men would be to perform oral sex on them. He also used the “n-word” multiple times on a 2007 show.
"Uygur ranked women on a scale of 1 to 10 on how likely men would be to let them perform oral sex on them."— Molly Hensley-Clancy (@mollyhc) December 13, 2019
"In 2007, Uygur used the n-word multiple times in a show" https://t.co/vwckvg7hXZ
These comments are just the tip of the iceberg with Uygur and it should come as no surprise that he has said thing like this. The co-chair of Sander’s campaign, Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) went on CNN as the news of the comments broke and defended them by saying, ““If people acknowledge their mistakes…they should be given a chance to still participate.” In that same interview, he said Hill should not have had to resign in the first place and that she still has a “big future”.
Sen. Bernie Sanders endorsed Cenk Uygur, a controversial candidate in the race to replace Katie Hill in California. “If people acknowledge their mistakes…they should be given a chance to still participate,” Sanders campaign co-chair @RepRoKhanna says. https://t.co/Q2SsQm22vn pic.twitter.com/XMlB7sgXa7— CNN Newsroom (@CNNnewsroom) December 13, 2019