Sen. Sanders Endorses ‘Young Turks’ Founder Who Defends Crude Sex Rating of Women to Fill Rep. Katie Hill’s Seat

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Cenk Uygur, founder and co-host of “The Young Turks” online talk show, is seen in this undated photo. (Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Cenk Uygur, founder and co-host of “The Young Turks” online talk show, is seen in this undated photo. (Credit: Allen J. Schaben / Los Angeles Times)

Bernie Sanders endorsed a California congressional candidate Thursday with a long history of making crude and degrading comments about women and provocative statements about Jews, Muslims and other groups.

The Democratic presidential candidate said Cenk Uygur, founder and co-host of “The Young Turks” online talk show, is “a voice that we desperately need in Congress” to fill the seat of former Rep. Katie Hill of Santa Clarita.

In one episode in 2013, Uygur ranked women on a scale of 1 to 10 on how likely men would be to let them perform oral sex on them.

Uygur also defended the Harvard University men’s soccer team in 2016 for ranking the sexual appeal of female students on a scale of 1 to 10 on a widely shared “scouting report,” including explicit descriptions of potential sex acts with the women.

Read the full story on LATimes.com.

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