Bernie Sanders says that his support for Hillary Clinton as the Democratic presidential nominee is “totally dependent” on whether she incorporates a progressive agenda into her campaign against the eventual Republican nominee. While Sanders intends to continue campaigning until California’s primary on June 7, he signaled awareness that he will likely not be the Democratic nominee after losing New York’s primary to Clinton last week.
Sanders Lays Out Four Conditions
“That is totally dependent on what the Clinton platform is and how she responds to the needs of millions of Americans who are sick and tired of establishment politics and establishment economics,” he said during an interview on ABC’s This Week. “If Secretary Clinton is the nominee, she is going to have to make the case to the American people, not just to my supporters, but all Americans, that she is prepared to stand up to the billionaire class, she is prepared to fight for health care for all Americans, that she is prepared to pass paid family and medical leave, make sure that college is affordable for the young people in this country.”
The Sanders campaign has rallied its message and efforts around economic inequality. His demands are not surprising. Despite winning more than a dozen states, the senator lags substantially behind Clinton in pledged delegates. Sanders has long been critical of Clinton’s record, attacking her stances on international trade and the Iraq war. Democrats worry his
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