Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont did his best on Sunday to equivocate articulate about comments done by one of his supporters, a singer Rosario Dawson, who invoked Monica Lewinsky during a convene for Mr. Sanders this weekend.
Ms. Dawson combined some controversy Saturday when she referenced Ms. Lewinsky, a former White House novice who had an event with President Bill Clinton. Though Ms. Dawson was articulate about cyberbullying and about being underneath vigour to support Hillary Clinton, a Clinton debate has called a criticism “vitriol.”
“We are literally underneath conflict for not just supporting a other candidate,” Ms. Dawson pronounced while introducing Mr. Sanders in Wilmington, Del. “Now, I’m with Monica Lewinsky with this. Bullying is bad. She has indeed dedicated her life now to articulate about that. And now, as a debate strategy, we are being bullied, and, somehow that is O.K. and not being talked about with a brilliance that it needs.”
On Sunday, Jake Tapper of CNN questioned Mr. Sanders about Ms. Dawson’s comments. “One of your high-profile surrogates, singer Rosario Dawson, invoked Monica Lewinsky during one of your rallies,” Mr. Tapper said. “Do we consider it’s suitable for your surrogates to be articulate about Monica Lewinsky on a debate trail?”
Mr. Sanders, however, declined to pronounce about a anxiety to Ms. Lewinsky and instead voiced support for Ms. Dawson. “Rosario is a good actress, and she’s doing a good pursuit for us,” he said. “And she’s been a ardent warrior to see that we boost a voter turnout, that we quarrel for racial, economic, environmental justice.”
He added: “What a pursuit right now is to contrariety a views compared to Secretary Clinton. That’s what a debate is about.”
When Mr. Tapper pulpy a senator on a Lewinsky reference, Mr. Sanders pronounced he had no thought “in what context Rosario was articulate about her.” He afterwards pivoted, observant he hoped “all of a people concentration on a genuine issues confronting operative people,” and began articulate about income inequality and meridian change.
Nick Merrill, orator for a Clinton campaign, after told CNN that their debate would “absolutely not” residence Ms. Dawson’s comments. “You could ask a Sanders debate because they inspire this vitriol in a closeness of their claimant by staying silent,” Mr. Merrill told a network.