Senator Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., Blames a leading Liberal think-tank for thwarting the Democrats' efforts to overthrow President Trump in 2020 and spreading "bad faith marks" about him and his family. in view of other Democratic presidential candidates who pushed the party further The Left.
Sanders on Saturday sent a letter to the Center for American Progress and the CAP Action Fund, obtained by the New York Times, accusing the organization of playing a "destructive role" in the 2020 presidential campaign.
"The other Democratic candidates and I lead campaigns based on principles and ideas and are not engaged in rumors or personal attacks against each other," wrote Sanders in his letter. "Meanwhile, the Center for American Progress uses its resources to sully the senator [Cory] Booker, Senator [Elizabeth] Warren and myself, among others. This is not the way to build unity or win the general election. "
The Center for American Progress was founded in 2003 by John Podesta, Chief of Staff of President Bill Clinton's White House and President of Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign. Sanders and Hillary Clinton took part in a bitter primary in the 2016 presidential election, which revealed divisions within the Democratic Party.
Sanders, one of the pioneers among the Democrats of 2020, has particularly pointed to an article published in ThinkProgress, led by the CAP Action Fund, which was hitting his appearance and the incomes that he was drawing from his book. The website also released a video that, according to Sanders, was "dishonest," attacked me for hypocrisy as part of my efforts to reduce income inequality in America.
Sanders acknowledged last week that he is now a millionaire, which is attributed to the publication of a bestseller and is expected to produce a decade of Monday tax returns.
But Sanders said he was not the only Democrat of 2020 to have "suffered personal attacks" from the Center for American Progress. He then pointed out the criticisms made by Sens. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., And Cory Booker, D-N.J., Who both advocated for progressive policies, ThinkProgress.
"This counterproductive negative campaign must stop," wrote Sanders. "The Democratic primary must be a campaign of ideas, not defamation in bad faith. If you like, help play a constructive role in your efforts to defeat Donald Trump. "
Sanders has accused the head of the Center for American Progress, Neera Tanden, a longtime Clinton confidante, of "denigrating my staff and supporters and belittling progressive ideas."
"I'm afraid that the money the CAP receives is disproportionately and inappropriately affecting its role in the progressive movement," he wrote.