Alexandrai Ocasio Cortez, the 28-year-old socialist who has become the latest media darling, unleashed a storm of criticism from Democrats loyal to Hillary Clinton when she posed for a picture with one particular Hollywood celebrity.
That celebrity was Susan Sarandon.
Sarandon, a Bernie Sanders supporter in 2016, offended supporters of Hillary Clinton in March 2016. In a conversation with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes, she said she might not vote for Hillary if she won the presidential nomination, stating, “I think Bernie would probably encourage people [to vote Clinton], because he doesn’t have a lot of ego in this. But I think a lot of people are, ‘Sorry, I just can’t bring myself to do that,’” adding, “I don’t know. I’m going to see what happens.”
Then, in June 2016, appearing on The Young Turks, Sarandon made the statement for which Hillary supporters still condemn her, asserting that Hillary was more dangerous than GOP candidate Donald Trump. She said, “I believe in a way she is more dangerous. They’re both talking to Henry Kissinger, apparently. … She did not learn from Iraq, and she is an interventionist, and she has done horrible things — and very callously. I don’t know if she is overcompensating or what her trip is. That scares me. I think we’ll be in Iran in two seconds.”
Sarandon continued by saying voters were being “fed” a message that Trump was “so dangerous” over his stance on illegal immigration, adding, “I don’t know what his policy is. I do know what her policies are, I do know who she is taking money from. I do know that she is not transparent, and I do know that nobody calls her on it.”
That apparently prompted threatening messages from Hillary supporters. Sarandon said some of them included, “I hope your crotch is grabbed,” and “I hope you’re raped.” Sarandon ultimately wound up voting for Jill Stein.
Hillary supporters haven’t forgotten: