That tweet didn’t sit well with former Democratic National Committee field director Adam Parkhomenko who made no secret of his distaste for Sanders in a series of tweets:
On Monday, night President Donald Trump defended Gabbard while speaking with Fox News’ Sean Hannity as IJR has previously reported:
“I don’t know Tulsi Gabbard, but I know one thing: She’s not an asset of Russia.”
Parkhomenko is the co-founder of the Ready Hillary Super PAC and worked at the DNC after the primary, but his tweets further exasperated tensions between supporters of Hillary Clinton and Sanders supporters.
Clinton’s spokesman Nick Merrill said her comments were taken out of context and claimed that she was trying to respond to a question about Republicans:
The fact-checking website, Politifact, passed on assessing the truthfulness of Merrill’s comments and instead posted a transcript of Hillary’s comments “so that readers can decide for themselves” and urged readers to take a look at Gabbard’s response.