Sanders on Clinton: 'In terms of her judgment, something is clearly lacking'

Sanders Says Clinton Is Qualified, But Lacks Judgment

While Senator Bernie Sanders walked back his comments this week that opponent former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is not qualified to be president, he still has questions about her overall "judgment."

"She may have the experience to be president of the United States. No one can argue that," Sanders told NBC News' Chuck Todd Sunday morning on "Meet the Press."

"But in terms of her judgment, something is clearly lacking," he continued.

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Sanders on Clinton: 'In terms of her judgment, something is clearly lacking'

Killer Mike of Run the Jewels 

The rapper has been very vocal within the hip-hop community about his endorsement of Sanders, and even introduced him at an Atlanta rally. 

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Danny DeVito 

In August 2015, the 'It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia' actor took to Twitter, saying, "Bernie're our only hope Obi-Wan Kenobi". 

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Mark Ruffalo

Ruffalo used Twitter to share his political stance on January 17th of this year, saying, "@BernieSanders is preferred 2-1 by young people because they know his means what he says."

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Susan Sarandon 

In June of last year, Sarandon posted a video titled 'Flashback: Rep. Bernie Sanders Opposes Iraq War' along with the caption "We need a leader who is courageous and levelheaded in times of crisis:Bernie Sanders ‪#‎Bernie2016‬.

The liberal activist has since been seen campaigning for Sanders in Portland, Maine and introducing him on the campaign trail. 

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Belinda Carlisle

Back in August of last year, the lead singer of The Go-Go's tweeted, "yes, I switched candidate!" above an announcement that Bernie Sanders would be joining CNN's State of the Union. 

Ever since then she has been an avid supporter on social media. 

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Justin Long 

The 'Dodgeball' actor introduced Bernie Sanders at a campaign event in Des Moines shortly before the Iowa Caucus. 

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Sarah Silverman 

Sarah Silverman was among other celebs who headlined a fundraiser for the presidential candidate at Hollywood’s Laugh Factory on January 26th. 

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George Lopez 

After tweeting "WATCHA I Am #feelingthebern. Today I'm proud to officially endorse @BernieSanders for President" late last year, the actor has made headlining appearances at Sanders' fundraising events. 

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Spike Lee 

After citing his endorsement on a radio show recently, he elaborated on his commitment to Sanders, saying: “Bernie was at the March on Washington with Dr. King. He was arrested in Chicago for protesting segregation in public schools. He fought for wealth and education equality throughout his whole career. No flipping, no flopping. Enough talk. Time for action.”

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Sanders pointed to issues he often references when making this point: Clinton's donations from Wall Street, her vote for the Iraq War, and citing former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger "as a model."

Sanders dismissed suggestions levied by Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill that his initial comments from a Philadelphia event saying that Clinton is not "qualified" to hold the office of the presidency, were in some way sexist. McCaskill likened the charge to "fingernails on a blackboard to many women across this country."

"This business about attacking me in that regard is absurd," responded Sanders noting that Clinton "along with her surrogates" have been "going after" him hard ahead of the all important New York Primary.

But the Vermont senator, who trails Clinton in pledged and super delegates all while having won 7 out of the last 8 primary contests, insisted that he did not have to win New York in order to have a path to the nomination.

"What's fair is to say that New York is enormously important. There are a whole lot of delegates there. I want to do as well as I can," Sanders told Todd.

"The polls show that we are narrowing the gap and obviously a victory in New York State, Secretary Clinton's state that she represented in the Senate, would be an enormous boost for us," he added.

For his part, Sanders is campaigning relentlessly in New York, holding four events in three of New York City's boroughs on Saturday including a sit down discussion at Harlem's famous Apollo Theater.

On Sunday, Sanders heads to Brooklyn's landmark Coney Island.

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