Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders has finally accepted the reality that unless Hillary Clinton gets indicted over her use of a private email server he will not be the Democratic Party’s presidential nominee.
While Sanders maintains he will continue his candidacy all the way to the Democratic convention in Philadelphia, the Socialist has just revealed that he will in fact vote for Hillary Clinton against Donald Trump in November.
Bernie Sanders on Friday said he will cast his vote for Hillary Clinton in November.
“Yes,” the Vermont senator said when asked on MSNBC if he would vote for the former secretary of state this fall. “I think the issue right here is I’m gonna do everything I can to defeat Donald Trump.”
The Vermont senator has yet to formally concede the Democratic primary to Clinton, instead maintaining his pledge to campaign through the Democratic National Convention. But on Friday he offered the clearest sign yet that he will support his primary rival, if only to prevent a Trump administration.
“I think Trump in so many ways will be a disaster for this country if he were to be elected president,” Sanders told MSNBC. “We do not need a president whose cornerstone of his campaign is bigotry, is insulting Mexicans and Latinos and Muslims and women, who does not believe in the reality of climate change when virtually every scientist who has studied this issue understands that we have a global crisis. This is not somebody who should become president.”
Sanders insisted that his role right now “is to fight for the strongest possible platform” at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia next month.
“And as we speak, in St. Louis, that’s going on right now,” he said. “And that means a platform that represents working people, that stands up to big money interests.”
The Vermont senator in recent weeks has signaled the end of his campaign. In a lengthy interview with C-SPAN on Wednesday, he acknowledged, “It doesn’t appear that I’m going to be the nominee.”
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