WATCH: Sanders Goes After Hillary for Her Past Support for Anti-LGBT Law
Bernie Sanders took Hillary Clinton to task on the Rachel Maddow Show Monday night over her recent revisionism of her LGBT rights record, namely her support for the Defense of Marriage Act in the 1990's.
On Friday's Rachel Maddow Show, the former Secretary of State argued that DOMA was a "defensive measure" to prevent something "even worse." Sanders, who opposed DOMA at the time, took issue with this retelling of history.
“It bothered me to hear Secretary Clinton saying, Well, what DOMA was about was to prevent something even worse," Sanders said. “That just wasn’t true. It wasn’t true.” Clinton also defended her husband's support for don't-ask-don't-tell, a law that banned openly gay men and women from serving in the military, using similar "lesser of two evils" logic.
The Vermont senator wasn't having it.
“We live in a tough world and leadership counts," Sanders told Maddow. "It’s great that people evolve and change their minds, and I respect that. I’m not being demeaning here. But it is important to stand up when the going gets tough.”
Watch the clip below: