So much for being candidates for the people. Actions speak louder than words and these candidates’ actions are screaming right now.
The Democratic debates this election season have typically been more friendly than those on the Republican side. However, the tension between Democratic presidential candidates Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders has now reached the point where the two failed to exchange the traditional post-debate handshake.
The sparring in Brooklyn Thursday came amid a backdrop of polls showing increasing support for Sanders but limited chances of him amassing enough delegates to win the Democratic nomination for president. Last week, a Sander’s staffer labeled Clinton a “corporate whore,” reaching a new level of rhetoric between the two camps.
Things were more civil Thursday night, but hard feelings were evident.
“We’re doing something truly radical. We’re telling the American people the truth,” Sanders said in an opening jab, presumably referring to Clinton’s alleged falsehoods. Throughout the night, Sanders talked over Clinton and sought to cut her off from speaking.
Clinton clawed back. She cited a New York Daily News editorial which included a transcript of an interview where Sanders flubbed some questions.