After a long and bitter primary battle, Bernie Sanders is finally saying he’ll vote for Hillary Clinton, an admission that’s got to sting his most ardent supporters.
Like Elizabeth Warren, Sanders will now throw his support behind the official candidate of Wall Street and big banks. Unlike Warren, he’s not endorsing Hillary just yet.
Bernie Sanders Says He’ll Vote For Clinton (Still No Endorsement, Though)
Bernie Sanders said he’ll vote for Hillary Clinton in November — but more than two weeks after she became the presumptive Democratic nominee, Sanders remains in the race.
Sanders was on MSNBC when Nicolle Wallace, a former Republican aide and now network political analyst, asked Sanders, “Are you going to vote for Hillary Clinton in November?”
His answer: “Yes.”
He added, “The issue right here is, I think I am going to do everything I can to defeat Donald Trump.”
But Sanders did not concede to or praise Clinton, something many Democrats would like to see before the Democratic National Convention next month to fully unify the party heading into the heat of the fall campaign.
Sanders is under tremendous pressure to get with the program. Democrats are desperate to unite the party because they know they can’t win without his supporters.
Just look at the way some liberals in media are pushing Sanders to play along:
One of the reasons Bernie is holding out is because he wants to have a significant impact on the DNC platform but that’s not going too well either. U.S. Uncut reports:
The DNC Just Torpedoed the Majority of Bernie Sanders’ Agenda
The battle over the official Democratic Party platform began in earnest this Friday at a nine-hour meeting in St. Louis, Missouri, and already the sparks of tension seem to be outweighing the calls for “unity.”
The Democratic Party’s platform is an official statement of values on a wide range of issues, and while it is officially non-binding, the platform serves as a crucial guidepost for the entire party. The 2016 platform committee comprises fifteen members, with five members chosen by Bernie Sanders, six chosen by Hillary Clinton, and four chosen by Debbie Wasserman Schultz, the chair of the Democratic National Committee.
Bernie Sanders himself had conflicting feelings about the progress and concessions made on Friday, releasing a statement on his website that said he was “pleased” with certain aspects but was “disappointed and dismayed” at other decisions, particularly those regarding trade.
The Democratic convention should be very entertaining.
Featured image via YouTube.DONATE
Donations tax deductible
to the full extent allowed by law.