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Bernie Supporter Who Compared Dems to 'Whores' Resigns

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By    |   Monday, 18 Apr 2016 06:55 PM

Dr. Paul Song, who compared some Democrats in Congress to "whores" at a Bernie Sanders campaign rally last week, on Monday resigned his role as chairman of the Courage Campaign.

Many took Song's words to refer to Hillary Clinton, Sanders' rival for the Democratic presidential nomination, since he made the remarks just after discussing Clinton, but he later said he had no such intention, though he admitted in an apology that he had used a poor choice of words.

"I am very sorry for using the term 'whore' to refer to some in congress [sic] who are beholden to corporations and not us. It was insensitive," Song tweeted afterward. His account now appears to have been deleted.

At the rally held last week in New York, Song, a healthcare activist, said, "Medicare-for-all will never happen if we continue to elect corporate Democratic whores who are beholden to big pharma and the private insurance industry instead of us."

Sanders condemned the statement, saying, "Dr. Song’s comment was inappropriate and insensitive. There’s no room for language like that in our political discourse."

Song has chaired the California-based Courage Campaign's board since 2013, according to a statement released by the board on Monday. Executive Director Eddie Kurtz will continue leading the organization day to day and will assume more responsibilities with Song's resignation, the statement continued.

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