Bernie Defends Harris Pick As His Base Objects [VIDEO]

Politico reports:

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) defended Sen. Kamala Harris on Sunday, saying that despite Democratic Party infighting over policy proposals, a majority of progressives understand the importance of defeating President Donald Trump come November.

Sanders spoke highly of Joe Biden’s vice presidential pick, noting that she’s “incredibly smart [and] incredibly tough.” “I think she’s an asset for the Biden campaign, and I think she’s going to do great on the campaign trail,” he said of the California senator on ABC’s “This Week” with George Stephanopoulos.

But some progressives — particularly those who supported Sanders in the 2016 and 2020 Democratic primaries — disagreed with the decision to pick Harris, some citing her prosecutorial past as an issue, saying it doesn’t meet the moment with Black Lives Matter protests in full swing.

The tweet below is from his former campaign spox.