Democratic Backlash After Sanders' Supporters Violence in Nevada

Leaders of the party are speaking out about the violence.

Sanders has condemned the violence and the leaders chose their words carefully to make it clear that they don't hold Sanders responsible, but their outspokenness suggests that there could be a backlash.

"This is a test of leadership as we all know and I'm hopeful and very confident that Sen. Sanders will do the right thing," said Reid, who is a Nevada Democrat himself.

Sanders released a statement on Tuesday saying party leaders in Nevada had been claiming that the Sanders campaign "has a 'penchant for violence.' That is nonsense."

"Our campaign has held giant rallies all across this country, including in high-crime areas, and there have been zero reports of violence. Our campaign of course believes in non-violent change and it goes without saying that I condemn any and all forms of violence, including the personal harassment of individuals," Sanders said.

Even though Sanders' campaign manager Jeff Weaver accused her of "working against Bernie Sanders," Wasserman-Schultz said that Sanders should stay in the race until the last ballot is cast.

In a statement, Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook said: "She believes every voice should be heard and no one should be intimidated, harassed or threatened in this process."

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