At BNR, we have avoided writing about Jane Sanders despite her ubiquitous presence on cable news as Bernie’s chief surrogate. But today, despite nearly impossible odds for Bernie’s campaign, she has crossed into harshly negative territory against Hillary. We have no choice but to reject these attacks.

Earlier today, Jane Sanders claimed that Bernie’s poor showing among minority voters was because Hillary was the “anointed one.”

Then there was this:

Now, we learn that in an appearance on Fox News, she asked the FBI to speed up their investigation of Hillary’s emails, saying “it would be nice if the FBI moved it along.”

This confirms a suspicion we’ve held for months: that one of the reasons Bernie Sanders is keeping his campaign alive is the futile hope that Hillary’s emails will somehow derail her campaign.

But remember what Hillary told Republicans:

Well, Matt, I know they live in that world of fantasy and hope because they’ve got a mess on their hands on the Republican side. That is not going to happen. There is not even the remotest chance that it’s going to happen. Look, they’ve been after me, as I say, for 25 years. They have said things about me repeatedly that have been proven to be not only false but kind of ridiculous. … The Republican’s fondest wishes will not be fulfilled.

Apparently Jane Sanders shares the GOP’s wishes. They won’t be fulfilled either.

(AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)