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Bernie Sanders ducks 'rigged' primary question, says his job isn't 'to look backward'

After Donna Brazile released an excerpt of her book claiming the 2016 Democratic primary was "rigged" against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) agreed with that assessment, and then Brazile clarified that she does not actually think the race was rigged. "Let me ask you, in your opinion, was it rigged?" Anderson Cooper asked Sanders himself on CNN Wednesday night. Sanders praised Brazile for sharing her thoughts on what she discovered when the took control of the Democratic National Committee last summer, but talked around the "rigged" charge.

"I don't think there's any sane human being who doesn't believe that my campaign was taking on the entire establishment, including the DNC," he said. "But Anderson, to be very honest with you, my job, our job, is to go forward, is to do everything that we can to defeat this right-wing agenda of the Republican Party and the Trump administration, not to look backward."

Stranger things have happened.