Supporters of “Democratic Socialist” candidate Bernie Sanders, known as Bernie Bros, stalked and harassed Democrat congressional candidate Betsy Dirksen Londrigan by trapping her in a vehicle, according to a video captured Monday and reported by Breitbart News.
The video shows Bernie Bros shouting at Londrigan — who is running in Illinois’ 13th Congressional district — and demanding that she debate her primary opponent, socialist Stefanie Smith. “Will you support Medicare for All?” one activist shouted. At one point, the activists are heard urging “block her in” and to “get by her window.”
“It was a non-violent protest,” Smith wrote on Facebook. “[I]f Betsy can’t handle a few people demanding a conversation about the life or death issues facing many of is [sic] in this district, she should quit now because she will not be able to handle Davis and Trump.”
Smith is being disingenuous; this was physical intimidation, pure and simple. It’s further proof that the hardcore socialists in the Party aren’t above bullying and threatening even fellow Democrats for political gain.