Sen. Bernie Sanders' newest intern is not your typical college student running errands and answering constituent mail. It's Bill Press, a liberal radio talk show host.
Press unabashedly admitted to the Huffington Post
that he's doing it to gain access to Congress after being denied press credentials.
If that sounds a little squishy to you, it doesn't to Sanders.
"It doesn't hurt us at all and we like Bill Press," Sanders' spokesman Will Wiquist said.
As for the intern part of the gig, Wiquist said he doesn't really expect to see Press around the office doing intern-like activities, though like other interns Press will not he paid by Sanders' office.
- Terri Hallenbeck