The fallout from the recently leaked Democratic National Committee emails continues, as it has now been discovered that some emails were questioning Bernie Sanders faith. WikiLeaks released some 20,000 internal emails from the DNC on Friday, with some criticizing Sanders and their irritation at being called biased against Hillary Clinton.
One of the newest leaks is an email thread about Sanders faith. Sanders, who is Jewish, did not bring up his religious faith much during the campaign trail and some DNC staffers were hoping he would. But the email itself does not mention Sanders by name, so readers are to infer that it may have been him. But it remains to be seen if these leaked emails are fakes.
DNC CFO Brad Marshall sent an email, with the blunt subject line “No Sh*t,” to DNC communications director Luis Miranda, CEO Amy Dacey, and deputy communications director Mark Paustenbach, discussing if Sanders would be bringing up his faith during the Kentucky and West Virginia primaries:
“It might may no difference, but for KY and WVA can we get someone to ask his belief. Does he believe in a God. He had skated on saying he has a Jewish heritage. I think I read he is an atheist. This could make several points difference with my peeps. My Southern Baptist peeps would draw a big difference between a Jew and an atheist.”
Dacey replied with a simple “Amen” about the topic. Sanders had discussed his Jewish heritage in the past, but has remained mum on all other religious aspects of his life. Marshall told The Intercept he did not recall writing this email and it wasn’t necessarily geared toward Sanders.