Letter: An unwarranted apology

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Editor of the Reformer,

If Senator Bernie Sanders immediately said he apologized to women who "felt" they were sexually harassed by his male campaign workers during the 2016 presidential primaries, he has jumped the gun. Fact Check: You apologize to express regret for a wrong or fault. Is Senator Sanders saying that what the women "felt" was true — that they were sexually harassed by his male workers? How can he immediately say that? On what grounds does he base that conclusion and the consequent damnation on his male campaign workers? Because women "felt" that way? What if a woman "felt" that she was God. Would Bernie bow down and worship her?

Any male campaign worker with an ounce of self-respect or an inch of spine should be asking these questions of the Senator and demanding clear, direct answers. If they don't, then silence means assent will prevail.

Sincerely,

Peter "Nick" Nickerson

Brattleboro, Jan. 5

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