Clinton, liberals pile on Sanders over "establishment" remarks

But Sanders might have crossed a bridge too far in arguing that Planned Parenthood and the Human Rights Campaign had backed Clinton because they are all “part of the establishment.”

Planned Parenthood in particular is under constant attack from Republicans, so many liberals were incensed that a Democratric presidential candidate would do anything but publicly defend the abortion provider.

Ilyse Hogue, president of NARAL Pro-Choice America, published an op-ed on Medium taking Sanders to task for grouping the liberal groups with the larger special interests that Sanders is fighting.

“The meaning of the word “establishment” has taken on new life in the last 36 hours,” wrote Hogue, who blasted Sanders for a health plan that she said did not mention women or reproductive health. She called Sanders a “great man” but said the absences matter.