Bernie Sanders Makes Controversial Comment About Mental Health During Democratic Debate

Sen. Bernie Sanders is accused of using ableist language in a comment he made during Sunday’s Democratic debates:

“If [I’m] elected president, going to invest a lot of money into mental health, and when you watch these Republican debates, you know why we need to invest in mental health.” 

The comment has some mental health advocates calling for an apology from Sanders.

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The Washington Post

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