Jane Sanders: Hillary Is 'Distorting Bernie's Gun Record and She Knows It'

Election '16

Dr. Jane Sanders, wife of Vermont Senator and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders made an appearance on The Young Turks last night, and she had plenty to say about the race against and the tactics of Hillary Clinton.

"I think an election should be about a clear choice," she said. "And there could’t be a clearer choice between two candidates. And when people try to muddy that and try to distort and misrepresent records and where people really stand on issues, that really bothers me."

Cenk Uygur, host of The Young Turks then asked: “Is there anything that either Hillary Clinton of her campaign has done that has angered you the most?” 

“I think everything she’s done the gun issue bothers me because Bernie has common sense gun values," Jane Sanders replied. "He’s voted for all the things that are even under consideration there. He lost his first election because he said ‘I want to stop the manufacture and sale of assault weapons.’ He lost that election by three points. In 1990 he had the same position, but [by then] people, even if they disagreed with him, understood that he was trustworthy. He won that by 17 percent."

The way Clinton is portraying Sanders' position clearly bothers her a great deal.

"[Hillary] is trying to make him look like he’s in the NRA gun lobby when he has a D minus rating; that he doesn’t care about the Sandy Hook parents. That really bothers me," Sanders said. "We just don’t go there. We don’t go and ask people for support in the worst time of their lives. It’s such a distortion and she know it. But, the fact is, her gun record is a a lot more spotty than his."

Watch the discussion here:

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