The Rising reports:
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Thursday apologized to women who allege they were sexually harassed while working on his 2016 presidential campaign.
“To the women in our campaign who were harassed on the street I apologize — our standards, our procedures, our safeguards were clearly inadequate,” the potential 2020 contender told reporters Thursday at a press conference on prescription drug prices.
His remarks came after The New York Times and Politico published articles with allegations of sexual harassment and misconduct pertaining to the 2016 campaign. When asked if he was aware of the allegations at the time, Sanders said “no.” He also denied knowing about a discrimination settlement reached with his campaign that was disclosed in a Politico story.
Sen. Bernie Sanders apologizes to women who say they were harassed while working on his 2016 presidential campaign and thanks them for speaking out: “To the women in our campaign who were harassed or mistreated, I apologize” https://t.co/EM4fdUc7Al pic.twitter.com/5SIjOqKVZE
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