Sanders Hits Clinton for Soliciting Republican Donors
Bernie Sanders criticized Hillary Clinton for wooing Republican donors throughout her presidential campaign, noting that it would be difficult for her to win over his supporters if he lost.
“Those are the kinds of things that make not only my supporters, but millions of Americans, nervous,” Sanders said Friday on PBS “NewsHour.”
The Hill reports:
Sanders was referring to a Thursday Politico report that claimed Clinton’s supporters have targeted Bush family donors for funding, trying to convince them she represents their values better than presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump.
“By the way, as I understand it, [Clinton] is now reaching out to Jeb Bush’s fundraisers in order to raise money from them, and that really casts a doubt on the parts of millions of Americans,” said Sanders, who currently trails Clinton in the race for the Democratic presidential nomination.
“Are you really going to stand up for the middle and working class when you’re collecting millions from Jeb Bush supporters?”
Clinton and the Democratic Party have in recent days expanded their outreach to Republicans who might be reluctant to support a Trump presidency.
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