Clinton advocate David Brock is the prime suspect.
Bernie Sanders has done plenty of favors for Hillary in this election cycle but instead of having his good will returned, he’s coming up against the Clinton smear machine.
A rumor is circulating that Sanders supporters are planning to win the Iowa caucus by flooding it with college students from out of state. The rumor is nothing more than a delivery system for the smear which would give Clinton supporters an opportunity to taint a Sanders win in the state.
Chuck Ross reported at The Daily Caller:
Sanders Is Furious At David Brock, Hillary’s Loyal Servant And Spin Master
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders ripped into David Brock, the head of the pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC, Correct the Record, after being asked about rumors on Thursday that his campaign was planning to bus out-of-state students into Iowa to take part in Monday’s caucuses.
Sanders let his questioner, Bloomberg Politics editor Al Hunt, have it as well.
“The Clinton people say that they are, in places like Ames and Iowa City, that they are very worried that a number of out-of-state young people may try to show up to the caucus and they’re going to make a major effort to make sure that that’s not the case,” Hunt said to Sanders in an editorial meeting held Thursday.
The newsman smirked and shrugged as he asked the question, but provided no evidence suggesting that the inquiry was based on anything more than rumor.
“Really? Is that what they’re saying?” Sanders shot back, heatedly.
“Based on what did they say that? Based on David Brock’s long history of honesty and integrity? The man who tried to destroy Anita Hill? Is this where this is coming from?” the 74-year-old bellowed.
Here’s a video of the exchange described above:
Ace of Spades points out the irony of voter fraud being an issue here. Hillary Clinton has made her position on that quite clear.
This is from The Guardian last August:
Hillary Clinton: Republicans warning of election fraud are ‘fear-mongering’
Hillary Clinton on Thursday accused her Republican presidential rivals of “fear-mongering” over a “phantom epidemic of election fraud” as a ruse to justify imposing new barriers to voting that would harm the democratic process.
In some of the sharpest words the Democratic frontrunner has yet unleashed against the pack of Republican contenders for the White House – one of whom she may well face in the general election next year – she said most of the GOP field of 17 candidates would put up “new obstacles to voting. That’s wrong and it’s counter to American values.”
Clinton added: “They should stop fear-mongering about a phantom epidemic of election fraud and start explaining why they’re so scared of letting citizens have their say. What part of democracy are they afraid of?”
Classic Clinton. Say one thing while your operatives do another.
Let the caucusing begin.
UPDATE: Thanks for the shout out from Rush Limbaugh:
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