Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has come under fire for remarks his supporter made in a speech at a massive rally in New York City Wednesday night, NBC News reported.
"Now Secretary Clinton has said that Medicare for all will never happen. Well, I agree with Secretary Clinton that Medicare for all will never happen if we have a president who never aspires for something greater than the status quo," health care activist Dr. Paul Song said. "Medicare for all will never happen if we continue to elect corporate Democratic whores who are beholden to big pharma and the private insurance industry instead of us."
Song quickly apologized and denied that he had Clinton in mind, but his comments drew quick rebukes from Clinton's supporters, some of whom viewed it as a sexist attack aimed at the former secretary of state.
Sanders responded to the remarks on Twitter on Thursday morning, calling Song's comment "inappropriate and insensitive."