Clinton: I Hope Sanders Joins Ranks When I’m Nominee
Hillary Clinton said that despite the rancor in the Republican primary, she hopes the Democratic convention will go more peacefully, and that she will get Senator Bernie Sanders’s support.
“I believe that I will be the Democratic nominee,” the former Secretary of State told Rachel Maddow.
“I certainly hope that Sen. Sanders and his supports will join ranks, the way that I did – with President Obama.”
The Hill reports:
She said she “worked her heart out” to get Obama elected after she ended her own presidential bid in 2008 because “that’s what I think you do when a primary is over.”
“Now, I hope that if I am fortunate enough to secure the nomination that we will come together as a party,” she said.
But Sanders has been mum when asked if he’d support Clinton as the party’s nominee and instead shifts focus back to his presidential campaign, which he insists he’s not giving up on.
“It’s too early to talk about that right now,” Sanders said Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press.” “We have a lot of momentum. We’re focusing on Wisconsin, New York state. We have a path to victory, and we’re going to win this nomination process.”