The wife of Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said this weekend she sees sexism behind the investigation into whether she fraudulently obtained a loan.
"I find it incredibly sexist that basically he's going after my husband by destroying my reputation, and that's not OK," Jane Sanders told the Boston Globe.
Sanders is being investigated by the FBI over allegations she fraudulently obtained a loan while leading Burlington College.
The probe began with a complaint by Brady Toensing, a former official for Donald Trump’s presidential campaign in Vermont.
On Fox Business Network this morning, author and The Hill columnist Kristin Tate scoffed at sexism claims by Ms. Sanders.
"The sexism card is always the last refuge for liberals with no arguments. This is the same stuff we've been hearing from Hillary Clinton and her people for months now. That she lost the election because she's a woman," said Tate.
"Justice is blind. It doesn't know your gender," Tate added, emphasizing Sanders must be held accountable if she committed a crime.
Tate said Clinton's main campaign argument was her gender, along with women's issues, and that the election showed "identity politics are no longer effective."
Watch the reaction above from "Varney & Co."