Bernie Sanders recently said something on MSNBC that should scare the daylights out of Democrats.
He refused to say he would get out of the race if he doesn’t get the Democrat nomination.
The Hill reports:
Bernie Sanders won’t commit to leaving the race if he fails to secure the Democratic nomination
White House hopeful Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) declined to commit to exit the presidential primary race before the Democratic convention if he fails to win the party’s nomination.
“I intend to be the Democratic nominee,” he said on MSNBC Wednesday.
“Some people say that if maybe that system was not rigged against me, I would have won the nomination and defeated Donald Trump. That’s what some people say. So I think we’re going to play it out,” he added.
“So our goal right now is to win it, and by the way, as you may know, poll after poll shows what against Trump? It shows me beating Trump by 8, 9, or 10 points. We’re going to beat Trump, we’re going to win the Democratic nomination. “
Sanders faced widespread criticism from across the party after the 2016 race that his insistence on carrying out his campaign through the Democratic National Convention even after it became clear he had fallen short of the necessary delegates to win the nomination forced Hillary Clinton to continue battling an intraparty dispute and hurt her standing in the general contest against Donald Trump.
Here’s the video:
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) June 26, 2019
Here are a few reactions:
Will Kasie be pressing other candidates who are not polling so well after being in this race for months and months with the same question?
— Jennifer (@jennifrancoise) June 26, 2019
It's a fair question because of the context. He didn't drop out last time when it got to the point that mathematically there was no chance for him. Many of the other candidates have made it clear (without needing to ask them) that in the end, the Dem Party needs to come together.
— VoteBlue2020 (@HinghamCPAMom) June 26, 2019
She continues to ask a question and then showing no respect what so ever – she then interrupts and talks over Sen Sanders!
This is all MSNBC DOES is shit on Bernie!
They never treat any other candidate this terribly. Ever.
It’s been YEARS!
MSNBC did the same thing in 2016.
— Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (@PaulDeCristofo4) June 26, 2019
Are Democrats going to have a repeat of 2016?