Transcript: Bernie Sanders’ Press Secretary Compares Sanders’s Medical Record Requests to Birtherism, Calls It “Smear Campaign”
Happy Scribe's Favorites

[00:00:00.02]
I don't think we will release any more medical records. I have those three letters from the doctors to Senator Sanders we're talking about there's there's nothing in him other than the doctor saying that he's fit.

[00:00:09.04]
He had a heart attack. Yeah, well, he had heart attack in the fall. Do you think the American people deserve to know more about his health. Going forward? I think the American people deserve to know exactly as much as every other candidate has released in this race currently and historically. And what you're seeing right now is really reminiscent of some of the kind of smear kind of skepticism campaigns that have been run against a lot of different candidates in the past, questioning where they're from, aspects of their their their lineage, et cetera, et cetera.

[00:00:41.06]
And it's really telling, given that many of the same concern is being demonstrated for Michael Bloomberg, who's the same age as Bernie Sanders, who has suffered heart attacks in the past. And what we're seeing is a kind of smear campaign from the likes of Jennifer Rubin is one who's been beating this drum a lot. Republicans who, if they were honest with themselves, don't support Bernie Sanders for other reasons, largely for the same reasons that millions of working Americans do support Bernie, which is that he supports social programs that prioritize Main Street over Wall Street and is, yes, made a lot of enemies in the pharmaceutical industry and the health insurance industry and all of the interest groups whose interests are aligned against those of average Americans.