Bernie Sanders: America 'Starves Little Children,' Bombs Houses and 'Buses of Children'
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) bashed the United States in an interview with comedian Sarah Silverman, saying the government "starves little children."
Sanders' comments were made during an episode of Silverman's Hulu series "I Love You, America," during which the comedian asked why she wasn't able to use "dirty words" at the U.S. Senate.
"We just starve little children, we go bomb houses and buses of children and we give tax breaks to billionaires ... but we don't use dirty words," he whispered.
Sanders' remarks - which seemed to reference an airstrike on a school bus last month in Yemen - come shortly after Hillary Clinton said in an essay published in The Atlantic that American democracy is in "crisis."
Chris Bedford, editor-in-chief of The Daily Caller, said Tuesday on America's Newsroom that while Sanders' comments seemed to be made in jest, they show his true mindset.
"This could have been a headline in a 'Students for a Democratic Society' newspaper in 1968, which is kind of where Bernie Sanders comes from. The old campus left, the old 60s left," he said.
SANDERS EXPLODES: “We just starve little children, we go bomb houses and buses of children, and we give tax breaks to billionaires”... https://t.co/7lmHRKtVbu
— Sean Hannity (@seanhannity) September 17, 2018
Former Ohio Senate Minority Leader Capri Cafaro (D) said that comments like Sanders' are damaging to the Democratic Party.
"People point to [them] and say 'This is why we don't believe that Democrats are supportive of America or patriotic,' so he has to be careful," she said.
In her essay, Clinton wrote that it's difficult to keep track of what "despicable" things that "Trump and his cronies" do.
"I think that may be the point—to confound us, so it’s harder to keep our eye on the ball. The ball, of course, is protecting American democracy. As citizens, that’s our most important charge. And right now, our democracy is in crisis."
Cafaro said Clinton is the wrong messenger for the remarks she made, because it continues to make her look like a "sore loser" from the 2016 election.
"When we throw around things like 'crisis' ... that's when I think people start to shut off. You lose any kind of merit that might be in that argument," she said.
Watch the discussion from America's Newsroom above.