Bernie Sanders has condemned the actions of the Democratic State Committee of Nevada during the Nevada primary after 64 of his delegates were barred from entering the convention and handed the state to Hillary.
The result was an outcry from the Sanders supporters in attendance which forced Roberta Lange, the Chair of the convention to flee.
In a statement on his website, Sanders put the Democratic National Convention (DNC) on notice.
“It is imperative that the Democratic leadership, both nationally and in the states, understand that the political world is changing and that millions of Americans are outraged at establishment politics and establishment economics,” the statement said. “The people of this country want a government which represents all of us, not just the 1 percent, super PACs and wealthy campaign contributors.”
Sanders also acknowledged that his campaign has been accused of violence in the Nevada primary and that the DNC has asked him to condemn the actions of his supporters.
“Within the last few days there have been a number of criticisms made against my campaign organization. Party leaders in Nevada, for example, claim that the Sanders campaign has a ‘penchant for violence.’ That is nonsense” Sander’s statement said. “Our campaign of course believes in non-violent change and it goes without saying that I condemn any and all forms of violence, including the personal harassment of individuals. But, when we speak of violence, I should add here that months ago, during the Nevada campaign, shots were fired into my campaign office in Nevada and apartment housing complex my campaign staff lived in was broken into and ransacked.“
In an interview with CNN DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman-Schultz said that the DNC was neutral in the Nevada primary, but added that “there should never be a but when condemning violence.
See the full-interview with Schultz below.