Sanders Campaign: No ISIS Questions
Bernie Sander’s presidential campaign told reporters during a Tuesday event in Baltimore that they wouldn’t field any questions about ISIS.
“Don’t ask about ISIS today,” Sanders spokeswoman Symone Sanders said.
Pastors wanted to make sure the topic of the day did not get lost. I asked press to stay on topic at a presser & they troll me #kanyeshrug
— Symone D. Sanders (@SymoneDSanders) December 8, 2015
The Hill reports:
Bernie Sanders, who has faced criticism that his campaign doesn’t focus enough on foreign policy, defended the call to not take questions on ISIS.
“Of course I will talk about ISIS, but today what we are talking about is a community in which half of the people don’t have jobs,” he told reporters, according to CNN.
“You want to ask me about ISIS? We will talk about ISIS. But what I said, and let me repeat, you can agree with me or not, what I have said is that obviously ISIS and terrorism are a huge national issue that we have got to address, but so is poverty, so is unemployment, so is education, so is healthcare, so is the need to protect working families. And I will continue to talk about those issues.”
The comments came after Bernie Sanders took a walking tour of Gray’s neighborhood along with a group of clergy from the area. He also met with community leaders during a roundtable to discuss police militarization, mass incarceration and economic policy.
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