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PoliticsMarianne Williamson defends hiring ex-Sanders staffer accused of forcibly kissing subordinate

09:10  10 august  2019
09:10  10 august  2019 Source:   foxnews.com

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The accusations could complicate Sanders ’ efforts to hire female staffers and hurt his standing among young progressive women. More than a half-dozen staffers who worked with Becker over the course of the 2016 campaign outlined a pattern of inappropriate behavior and poor management.

A top Bernie Sanders adviser from the 2016 presidential campaign has been accused of forcibly kissing a subordinate , Politico reports. The alleged incident is said to have occurred on the final night of the Democratic National Convention in July of 2016, when a former female staffer alleges that

Democratic 2020 presidential candidate Marianne Williamson on Friday defended hiring a former Bernie Sanders staffer to head her Iowa campaign even though he was accused by a subordinate of sexual assault in 2016.

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Robert Becker served as Sanders’ Iowa caucus director in 2016 and would likely have worked on his 2020 campaign, Politico reported. Instead, he was ousted from Sanders’ team earlier this year after a much younger staffer who worked underneath him alleged he forcibly kissed her on the last night of the Democratic National Convention and put his tongue in her mouth, according to Politico.

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Bernie Sanders ’s (I-VT) 2016 presidential campaign is accused of forcibly kissing a young female staffer during the Democrat National In a statement to Politico, the woman said candidates who hire political operatives with temperaments like Robert Becker for leadership positions “shouldn’t earn the

The woman also claimed Becker said he had always wanted to have sex with her and made other lewd references, which Politico reported others corroborated.

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But Williamson said she was willing to look past the allegations against Becker.

“I believe in forgiveness. I believe in redemption. I believe in people rising up after they’ve fallen down,” Williamson said. “I had not read anything or heard anything that made me feel this was a man who never deserved to work again.”

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Sitting at the bar sometime after midnight, convention floor leader Robert Becker—who oversaw Sanders ’ Iowa campaign, then helped lead his Later in the night, Becker approached the woman and abruptly grabbed her wrists. Then he moved his hands to her head and forcibly kissed her, putting

to Trump, has been accused of forcibly kissing a young female subordinate after the Democratic National Convention of the election year got over. The campaign staffers had gathered at the restaurant to mark the end of Sanders 's presidential bid. It was also reported by Politico that Becker

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Becker “categorically” denies the accusations and said he remembered the night was filled with “hugs and kisses," Politico reported.

The Sanders campaign in 2016 was rocked by numerous complaints of sexual harassment by members of the staff. In January, Sanders wrote an apology said his campaign staffers' standards for personal conduct should have been higher.

"The allegations speak to unacceptable behavior that must not be tolerated in any campaign or any workplace," Sanders wrote in a statement.

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