"The allegations that I have heard, that you have heard, speak to unacceptable behavior that must not be tolerated in any campaign, or in any workplace in our country".
Sanders said that his 2018 Senate re-election campaign had more robust protections for women. "Our standards and safeguards were inadequate".
Politico reported late Wednesday that Robert Becker - who oversaw Sanders' 2016 Iowa campaign, then helped lead his efforts in Michigan, California and NY as deputy national field director - allegedly approached a 20-year-old campaign staffer, grabbed her wrists and forcibly kissed her, "putting his tongue in her mouth as he held her".
"I categorically deny these allegations of improper and unprofessional conduct", Becker said in a statement.
Becker allegedly approached the woman at a restaurant and hookah bar following the convention and told her "he had always wanted to have sex with her and made a reference to riding his 'pole, ' according to the woman and three other people who witnessed what happened or were told about it shortly afterward by people who did", says the report. She reported the harassment after he contacted her again for a possible 2020 campaign.
Sanders has not personally been the focus of any of the accusations.
Trump cancels trip to economic forum in Davos due to shutdown
Trump said Thursday morning as he left the White Houe for Texas that he hadn't yet made the decision to cancel his Davos trip. Trump blamed opposition Democrats' "intransigence" over his demand for $5.7 billion to extend a border wall with Mexico.
The woman did not report the incident at the time since the campaign was finished but has come forward now as Becker has been involved with potential 2020 groundwork.
"I was little bit busy running around the country trying to make the case", Sanders told CNN on January 2.
More than two dozen former staffers recently sent a letter to Sanders and his aides, seeking a meeting regarding the "sexual violence and harassment on the 2016 campaign" ahead of another bid for the presidency.
"Robert Becker would not be a part of any future campaigns", the statement said, "No one who committed sexual harassment in 2016 would be back if there were a 2020 campaign".
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"We are addressing what happened on the Bernie campaign but as people that work in this space we see that all campaigns are extremely risky to women and marginalized people and we are attempting to fix that", the campaign staffers wrote.
The Vermont independent is confronting the allegations against some of his senior staff as he weighs a second run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020. Though the allegations against Sanders' campaign are far-reaching, the issue of sexual harassment has been pervasive across the political spectrum and beyond, as brought to light in the wake of the Me Too movement.
Thomas Sr. was, unfortunately, unable to be there for his daughter on her special day since he had some serious health issues. Meghan, who is expecting the couple's first baby in spring , is said to be keen to work up until her due date.
In a press release, Cummings said, "I thank Michael Cohen for agreeing to testify before the Oversight Committee voluntarily". He also denied that Trump had committed impeachment offenses of high crimes or misdemeanors.
The Welsh star is expected to pocket £7.2m annually with a weekly wage of £140,000 making him Bianconerri second most top earner. Ramsey will be the club's second highest paid player after Portuguese striker Cristiano Ronaldo (€ 31 million per year).
Ahead of the unveiling, the alleged Redmi Note 7 was recently spotted on the Chinese certification agency TENAA's website. There's also a 7-day no questions asked return policy and a 15-day one to one swap policy for factory defects.
McKinney's sentiment echoed that of President Donald Trump , who tweeted early Tuesday that the talks "are going very well! ". But the shutdown may yet prevent Trump's appearance, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal .
With the helicopter's rotor blades just inches away from smashing into the snow, the skier was winched away to a nearby hospital. A helicopter pilot showed off their incredible navigation skills when they rescued an injured skier in France last week.
The spectacular vista is in fact a giant mosaic, formed from 54 separate images created by Hubble's Advanced Camera for Surveys. Still, Messier 33 remains an important find, its abundance of gas clouds drawing astronomers to conduct this detailed analysis.
Manufacturers and the concerned app developers keep on insisting that pre-installed apps do not collect data when disabled. Users can't delete these (except by hacking into their devices), and they can instead only be disabled and hidden.
Bus driver rescues young child
In the video, Ivic, a mother of two, can be heard saying, "I'm shaken". "Baby was so scared and cried". This is the ninth lost or missing child to be found by bus drivers in recent years, according to MCTS.
Mubarak, Mabkhout Put UAE Two Goals Ahead of India
Indian captain Sunil Chhetri scored a brace in the previous game to handover India their first Asian Cup game victory since 1964. But India can not sit on its laurels for long as they are up for a much tougher opponent in the form of UAE on Thursday.
Amazon's Jeff Bezos has no prenup, $67B on the line
In their statement on Wednesday, Jeff and MacKenzie said they had been going through a "trial separation" in recent months. Sanchez and Bezos reportedly became close after he hired her to shoot aerials for one of his projects.
MI hires Alabama assistant Josh Gattis as new OC
It is unclear where Gattis will fit in, in relation to Hamilton, who is also assistant head coach, under Harbaugh. By Thursday afternoon, Gattis was set to become offensive coordinator at MI , according to The Athletic .
NYC launches $100M universal health insurance program
Through our own public option and a new program called NYC Care, we'll ensure the first stop for people isn't the emergency room. Otherwise, the city's estimate averages out to $160 per person in medical costs per year.
Related carbon emissions rose in US in 2018
Pressed to reconcile his statements and the Rhodium Group data, Sommers said it's "important that we recognize the broader trend". Emissions from residential and commercial buildings, which use oil and gas for heating and cooking, rose 10 percent a year ago .
FDA: Candy sold on QVC might be contaminated with Hepatitis A
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is recalling Bauer's Candies' Modjeskas over a possible hepatitis A contamination. The company repeated that there is minimal risk of contamination. "These agencies have cleared us to continue operation".