US. Senator Bernie Sanders responded Friday to a female Republican critique of socialism by blaming her for the actions of her famous father, former Vice President Dick Cheney, which was largely punished as sexist.
The allegations came on the heels of the Vermont Vermont Senator saying he was "a bit busy" when the charges of sexual misconduct among his staff could have been raised during the 2016 presidential campaign.
Rep. Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., Retired after her speech on Thursday pledging to fight the "fraud of socialism" in which the new democratic majority resides, the Social Democratic Socialist's rage at The House Is This Drive Congress Congress forward.
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. "Rep. Liz Cheney, daughter of Dick Cheney, yesterday attacked "the fraud of socialism," Sanders wrote in a tweet, "Yes, really? I did not realize that it was "socialism" that lied about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq, and it has us in a terrible war that we should never have started.
The senator's tweet referred to the now exposed vice president A statement at the beginning of the Iraq war in 2003 that the regime of Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction.
But Sanders' attack raised some eyebrows, because he fully associated the female legislator with her father's failures instead of responding to her own criticisms.
"Liberals: lol is like NO conservative women in Congress," wrote Lyndsey Fifield on Twitter. "Liberals, too: There is a conservative woman in Congress. Infatilize them by identifying them as a child of a more important man and then holding them responsible for his policies. "
" Obviously sexist criticism here. Why should a Republican have to answer for her father's actions? Asked a Twitter user.
"I do not like this tactic of associating female politicians with their male family ties rather than their own policies," wrote another user. "We are all unknowingly patriarchy, but Bernie's sexism is pretty hard to apologize at this point. "
Cheney reiterated her attack on socialist ideas and mocked the Senator's attempt to draw attention to her father." Yes, @SenSanders, son of Eli Sanders, socialism is cheating " she wrote.
"It steals power from the people and gives them to the government, destroying human freedom and initiative and destroying the economies (ask the Venezuelans)." By the way ̵
Asked by CNN's Anderson Cooper this week if he did not know the allegations, Sanders sarcastically replied, "Uh, yes. I was a bit busy running around the country trying to sort out the case. He then seemed to smile.
A former Sanders delegate said the campaign was shattered by "a wave of tainted sexual harassment that never seemed to have been dealt with
The report also revealed numerous complaints that women in the US Campaigns were paid less than men and were often forced into inappropriate and uncomfortable situations.
Greg News from Fox News contributed to this story.