Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is disavowing remarks made by a campaign surrogate who said voters shouldn't "continue to elect corporate Democratic whores" during a large New York City rally.
Sanders said on Twitter Thursday that the comment by Dr. Paul Song "was inappropriate and insensitive." He writes that "there's no room for language like that in our political discourse."
Song is a California health care activist who was among several speakers who spoke before Sanders addressed a Wednesday night rally in Washington Square Park.
Song said Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton had said Sanders' Medicare for all plan wouldn't happen. He said it wouldn't happen if voters "continue to elect corporate Democratic whores" beholden to special interests.