At tonight’s democratic debate, Bernie Sanders attacked many of those with mental illness by joking that being a republican is a mental illness. One of the reasons our country has significant problems with mental health care is the stigma that comes from it. Our countries leaders and prospective leaders should not be making jokes out of people that struggle with disabilities every day, and nor should these attacks on people with disabilities be used to scare cheap political points.
While Sanders attack was meant for the republicans, he really only insulted the countless millions who are affected by mental health along with their families and loved ones.
Sanders isn’t alone in attacking those with disabilities, if you notice Hillary Clinton was cracking up at his punchline calling Republican’s mentally ill, and Donald Trump has attacked a reporter based on his disability.