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.
Not so much that Bernie made fun of mental illness that got me. Its that the media + Dems thought it was witty, not offensive #CripTheVote
— Finn (@finnthekiwi) March 7, 2016
bernie's line on mental health was meant to be funny but when you actually live with a mental illness it just feels like being laughed at
— pey ☁️ (@caIloway) March 7, 2016