Bernie Sanders apologises for alleged harassment by male staff during 2016 campaign

Written by Newsroom Staff January 11, 2019 12:59

New Delhi:  Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday apologized to women who have shared experiences of harassment by male supervisors while working on his 2016 presidential campaign, a controversy that has raised fresh questions about his potential second run in 2020.

Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont apologized for a second time to the women on his 2016 presidential campaign staff who have said they were sexually harassed.
Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont apologized for a second time to the women on his 2016 presidential campaign staff who have said they were sexually harassed.

A political housecleaning appeared underway as well in the Sanders camp: Three top advisers from the 2016 campaign either will not return if Sanders runs in 2020 or will serve in different roles, according to people close to Sanders.

One of those 2016 advisers, Rich Pelletier, who served as national field director and deputy campaign manager, was let go Thursday from the main volunteer effort trying to draft Sanders to run in 2020 after The New York Times reported on accounts that he mishandled concerns about allegations of mistreatment.