To the editor:
Thanks for your article [Nov. 1, “Madden says he’s to the left of ‘Roe'”,] on Sanders’ (and Balint by default of accepting his remarks) telling people Mr Madden is anti-choice.
Has there been any correction from Sanders and Balint?
I find this so upsetting. My partner and I would in no way even have remotely considered voting for Madden if we were told he was anti-choice.
Lots of people respect Sanders’ voice. It’s incredibly lacking in integrity to falsely claim an easily fact-checkable thing like this. Madden may be too nuanced and not a career politician, but he is clearly pro-women’s rights and pro-choice. I heard him on VPR debate and read his website. It’s so obvious he is pro-choice. Sanders has got to know that. To claim he is not, and falsely, in this heated political climate surrounding abortion rights, is beyond…
I have defended Sanders many times over the years and am beyond… (it’s dangerous! people are trusting his word and voting based on it!) If I didn’t know better already, I might have got caught voting against Madden when in reality he IS pro-choice, leans socialist and left, and supports universal healthcare.
I wonder if Sanders or Balint has corrected these falsehoods… and how to let Vermonters know the true way Madden would represent us if he wins?
Cassandra March, Newfane
Editor’s note: Vermont Daily Chronicle has received no statements from Sen. Sanders or the Balint campaign since yesterday’s story broke.