Bernie Sanders\u0026#039; response to Verizon CEO Lowell McAdam\u0026#039;s charge that the Democratic presidential candidate has \u0022contemptible\u0022 views? Bring it.Sanders on Wednesday joined striking Verizon workers on a picket line in New York City. He applauded them, saying, \u0022Today you are standing up—not just for justice for Verizon workers—you are standing up for millions of Americans.\u0022The Manhattan march was one of many the roughly 40,000 members of the Communications Workers of America (CWA) and International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBW) unions staged on the East Coast to protest what they described as the communication behemoth\u0026#039;s \u0022devastating\u0022 cuts.\u0022They want to take away the health benefits that you have earned,\u0022 Sanders said. \u0022They want to outsource to decent paying jobs. They want to give their CEO $20 million a year in compensation,\u0022 he told the workers.McAdam shot back at Sanders\u0026#039; statements, writing in a post on his LinkedIn page that the Vermont senator\u0026#039;s \u0022uninformed views are, in a word, contemptible,\u0022 and arguing that Sanders\u0026#039; claims are detached from reality.His post rejects the claims \u0022that Verizon doesn\u0026#039;t pay its fair share of taxes,\u0022 and adds, \u0022I challenge Sen. Sanders to show me a company that\u0026#039;s done more to invest in America than Verizon.\u0022Sanders responded to the comments, as well as to criticism from General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt, tweeting:I don’t want the support of McAdam, Immelt and their friends in the billionaire class. I welcome their contempt. https://t.co/OIiykGeHQT— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) April 13, 2016McAdam\u0026#039;s comments, however, did receive \u0022gushing praise\u0022 from fellow executives, according to Zaid Jilani at The Intercept.A 2014 report from Citizens for Tax Justice found that Verizon was among dozens of companies that, from 2008-2012, paid no federal corporate income tax—a fact that led Sanders to put the company on his list of America\u0026#039;s Top 10 Corporate Tax Avoiders.