The back-and-forth between Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam and presidential candidate Bernie Sanders has continued to rage on as Sanders responded to comments made by the CEO on Wednesday afternoon.

On Wednesday morning, the Senator joined the picket lines of a massive, East Coast-wide strike of Verizon employees. Senator Sanders addressed the large crowd outside of a Brooklyn Verizon store, encouraging them to keep fighting for both their rights and the rights of millions of Americans who don’t have unions to represent them.

Then, Verizon CEO McAdam penned a scathing article criticizing Sanders, saying his views were “contemptable” and saying that he is misinformed and is misleading the American people. McAdam defended his company’s tax contributions as well as its treatment of its workers. McAdam ended his piece by saying that America deserves better in its elected officials.

Finally, Bernie responded to the letter from McAdam in a string of tweets Wednesday afternoon.


Bernie’s response proves that he won’t be cowed by powerful men with powerful words. Sanders is standing up for workers everywhere.

Sydney Robinson is a political writer for the Ring of Fire Network. She has also appeared in political news videos for Ring of Fire. Sydney has a degree in English Literature from the University of West Florida, and has an active interest in politics, social justice, and environmental issues. She would love to hear from you on Twitter @SydneyMkay or via email at