After the Nevada Democratic Party convention turned to chaos as frustrated Bernie Sanders supporters clashed with fans of Hillary Clinton, Sanders eventually released a statement in which he defended his supporters and denied that they had a penchant for violence, but he was widely panned for not immediately condemning reports of fights and death threats and children hurled from trebuchets.
Will Sanders take the next step and condemn his followers for reportedly catapulting young Clinton supporters from medieval siege machines? That’s what a petition posted to change.org aims to find out:
Dear Senator Sanders,
At a recent Hillary Clinton rally, a Bernie Sanders protestor, not only disrupted the event, but began harassing a young girl with a Hillary Clinton sign. In a violent rage, the protestor placed the small child into a 14th century trebuchet, and launched her over the ramparts of a castle wall. We are writing this petition to ask you to call on your supporters to stop using children as medieval siege weaponry. We are including the tweet about this incidence as evidence in the hopes that you can put an end to this despicable practice.
It’s true — there’s an eyewitness account.
at a hillary rally today i saw a bernie protestor heft a small child into a trebuchet and launch her over a castle wall. what the fuck
— leon (@leyawn) May 9, 2016
@leyawn and your source is?? Why wouldn't Hillary's donor take advantage and put it on blast? She is owned by majority of mainstream media
— //Root/∞ (@diselCA) May 20, 2016
@diselCA my source is me. i was there and saw a bernie supporter loading a trebuchet with a child carrying a hillary sign. unacceptable
— leon (@leyawn) May 20, 2016
That really is beyond the pale. And the petition hasn’t even reached 300 signatures yet? Sad! Democrats can’t even unite on this important issue.
— IlDucePartDeux (@MistaMilksnake) May 20, 2016
@leyawn that's why I love Bernie. Trebuchets need to make a comeback and he's the one to do it
— CVPITVL (@akaCapital) May 9, 2016
— Dirk Gently (@LordThree) May 19, 2016
@leyawn I think maybe hillary shouldnt have trebuchets at her rally and this would never happen. seriously how do we know the kid didnt slip
— nondisclosure (@bernvote) May 20, 2016
@JamesDennin by refusing to condemn launching babies from trebuchets, he's basically endorsing the practice
— Millennial Decoder (@_Jon_Green) May 18, 2016
The Sanders camp has yet to deny the charge.