Sanders: Clinton’s Tuition Plan a ‘Major Step Forward’
Bernie Sanders praised Hillary Clinton on Wednesday for her new college plan that will provide free tuition for most students.
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“That is a revolutionary breakthrough for the middle class and working class of this country,” Sanders said on CNN Wednesday.
The Hill reports:
Sanders, who has said he will remain in the presidential race until the Democratic National Convention later this month, has lobbied Clinton for changes to her policy positions and to the party’s platform. He has frequently called her to go further on issues like higher education and trade, and said Wednesday the two are still working toward an endorsement.
When asked if he is fighting for a Democratic nominee to win, Sanders said, “You bet your bottom dollar on that.”
Sanders has also pushed for concessions in the Democratic platform, and a draft approved recently includes his calls for a $15 minimum wage, an expansion of Social Security and an end to the death penalty.
But the Vermont senator said there is still work to be done.
“What I am trying to do, and the reason I ran for president, is to help transform this country,” Sanders said.
“What I want to do is make sure we have the strongest Democratic platform out there that represents working families, and we have made good progress on that.”
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