Most liberals are holding President Trump responsible for the Pittsburgh shooting, saying his constant spewing of hate filled, racist rhetoric leads to acts of violence. However, Senator Bernie Sanders from Vermont doesn’t agree.
“I’m not going to sit here and blame the president” for the actions of the Pittsburgh gunman, the senator said.
Sanders has some experience with his supporters carrying out acts of violence – last year a shooter opened fired at a congressional baseball game, nearly killing Republican Steve Scalise.
Following that shooting, the senator was quick to denounce the act of violence from the senate floor, stating “Violence of any kind is unacceptable in our society and I condemn this action in the strongest possible terms.”
Sanders addressed the news of the shooting while campaigning at Berkeley for Rep. Barbara Lee and said “”Several years ago a racist walked into a church and shot people down,” said Sanders. “Today, a racist walked into a synagogue in Pittsburgh.”
“We have got to end that hatred, that bigotry that is sweeping this country,” he said.