Sanders supporter Dr. Paul Song resigns from Courage Campaign after ‘corporate whores’ comment
Paul Song (Twitter)

Paul Song resigned as the chairman of the progressive group Courage Campaign on Monday.


The group said that Eddie Kurtz, who has served as executive director since 2014, will now lead the organization.

Song recently apologized after using the phrase "corporate Democratic whores" during a Bernie Sanders rally in New York City's Washington Square Park.

"Medicare-for-all will never happen if we continue to elect corporate Democratic whores who are beholden to big pharma and the private insurance industry instead of us," he said at the rally on April 14.

After facing a backlash, Song insisted he wasn't referring to Sanders' Democratic rival, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

"I want to apologize to Secretary Clinton for my insensitive use of the word 'whores' and to adamantly profess that this was never intended nor directed at her, as some have incorrectly interpreted," Song wrote.

The Courage Campaign distanced themselves from Song's remarks last week.

"Courage Campaign does not endorse political candidates. Dr. Paul Song, acting in his own capacity as a health care advocate, and separate from Courage Campaign, made comments at a rally in New York for Senator Bernie Sanders last night that are contrary to the values of Courage Campaign," the group said in a statement. "These comments were unacceptable and that sort of rhetoric has no place in our political dialogue."