#DropOutHillary more popular than #DropOutBernie
The California primary is heating up hotter than the sauce Hillary Clinton carries.
Now, Bernie Sanders’ supporters targeted a Hillary Clinton event in Monterey Park in Los Angeles, forcing her to cut short her speech to a mere 14 minutes.
…[S]upporters of independent Vermont Senator and upstart Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders came out in force to disrupt a Hillary Clinton speech in Los Angeles, forcing her to end the event early. Speaking to a largely Latino crowd in Monterey Park, Clinton weathered interruption after interruption, and as the local ABC affiliate reported, the protesters being led out all had Bernie Sanders’ name on their lips.
Arrests were made, and local officials and the FBI are working the background associated with the demonstrators removed from the event.
A local NBC reporting team followed the developments, and interviewed several of the protesters.
Supporters of Clinton’s Democratic rival, Bernie Sanders, confronted Clinton’s backers outside the college as a cordon of police kept watch.
“She would do absolutely nothing to help the middle class,” said Cilena Aziz, a Sanders supporter. Among the protesters gathered were members of Union del Barrio, a political group with a presence in South Los Angeles.
They said Clinton did not support a national $15 minimum wage and has been a part of anti-immigration policies, including deporting undocumented children.
“I believe that being a Democrat is for the people,” said Regina Cruz, a Sanders supporter. “I have a really difficult time believing that she is really for the people.”
In another Los Angeles speech, Clinton suggested that Bernie Sanders has essentially passed his “sell by”date.
“I am three million plus votes ahead of Sen. Sanders, right? I am nearly 300 pledged delegates ahead of Sen. Sanders. When I was running against then-Sen. Obama, he and I were neck and neck in the popular vote. Depending on how you counted it, I was a little ahead or he was a little ahead. He was about 60 or so pledged delegates ahead. A much, much smaller margin than what we see in this race,” Clinton told a group of black community leaders this morning, just one day after it became clear Donald Trump will be the likely Republican presidential nominee. “But I knew that he had won,” she continued, “Because it matters how many delegates you have, whether it’s 60 or 300, right?”
A closer look at the history shows that Hillary did not end her 2008 quest for the White House until after the June primaries.
Furthermore, a recent trending topic on Twitter was #DropOutHillary.
— Sāvion (@SavionWright) May 5, 2016
#DropOutBernie…not so much.
— Momma_D (@_Momma_D_) May 4, 2016
I suspect Sanders will be staying for the duration of the primary season, if for no other reason that the more delegates he gets, the more power he will have to shape the party’s platform.
Hillary Clinton is heading to Oakland on for another rally on Friday. I just bet she will be getting another warm greeting from even more Sanders supporters.
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