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Bernie Sanders Says Hillary Clinton Isn’t Qualified to be President

It seems that petty fighting between presidential candidates might not be limited to just the Republican side of the race. On Wednesday in Philadelphia, Bernie Sanders outright stated “that he does not believe Hillary Clinton is qualified to be president,” according to The Washington Post.

After Sanders won the Wisconsin primary at 56.6 percent on Tuesday, things seem to be heating up between the two candidates. Hillary Clinton herself has been attacking Sanders, criticizing his stance on gun legislation and his allegiance to the Democratic party, as well as the viability of his ideas. In an interview with MSNBC, Clinton said that Sanders hasn’t “done his homework” and has spent most of his campaign talking about policies and implementations “that he obviously [hasn’t] really studied or understood.”

This is largely politics as usual, as each candidate wants to attack the other’s vulnerabilities if it means they’ll come out on top. No matter who you’re voting for, it’s hard to say that any of this election cycle’s frontrunners have remained above lowball insults aimed at their opponents.

Clinton might currently have more delegates (1,749 to Sanders’s 1,061—though the gap is smaller without superdelegates), her remarks on Wednesday demonstrate that this race is going to be fought until the very end, and it’s likely to be a close one. As the we get closer and closer to November, candidates on both sides are likely to get even more feisty.

Where do you land? Should these candidates stop criticizing one another and actually talk about issues at hand, or is this kind of behavior just inherent to American politics? Do you like the drama of it all? Let us know!

Margeaux Biché

Columbia Barnard

Margeaux Biché is a current senior at Barnard College living in New York City. During her freshman year, she studied at the George Washington University in D.C., where she wrote for The GW Hatchet. She is a Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies major and is passionate about social justice. While she does not know exactly where she'll take her degree, she hopes she can contribute to the advancement of marginalized peoples through legal and/or activist work. Chocolate covered pretzels are her favorite food, Rihanna is her favorite musician and her go-to talent is her ability to wiggle her ears. Margeaux loves dogs, hiking and her hometown basketball team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, all of which are oft-featured on her Instagram account. Twitter | LinkedIn