Bernie Sanders is saying good-bye to the Democratic party as he returns to the Senate. Do you think that he is making the right decision? Or do you think that he should stay with the Democrats who were revealed to be plotting against him this whole time?
PHILADELPHIA – Bernie Sanders said he plans to return to the Senate as an independent, despite winning 13 million votes in the Democratic Party’s presidential primary contest.
“I was elected as an independent; I’ll stay two years more as an independent,” Mr. Sanders said.
Speaking at the Bloomberg Politics breakfast on Tuesday, Mr. Sanders also said the resignation of Debbie Wasserman Schultz as chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee doesn’t go far enough in fixing the situation and that more staff members need to leave following embarrassing disclosures of thousands of internal emails.
“We need a DNC which has as very different direction,” he said. “I honestly don’t know many of the people there. But my guess is we’re going to need new leadership, a new direction and new personnel.”
Asked after the event whether Mr. Sanders considers himself a Democrat or an independent, a campaign aide said, “He ran for president as a Democrat but was elected to a six-year term in the Senate as an independent.”
Read more: Wall Street Journal
These Bernie supporters are less than happy with Democrats as well:
Actors Susan Sarandon, Danny Glover and Rosario Dawson are protesting what they see as slights against Bernie Sanders supporters at the Democratic convention in Philadelphia.
The celebrities all expressed their anger that Nina Turner was barred from addressing the crowd.
Sarandon said Wednesday eveningconvention organizers scuttled planned remarks from the prominent Sanders surrogate.
Turner is a former state senator from Ohio who hoped to announce Sanders’ nomination Tuesday night even if rival Hillary Clinton had the votes to win.
The Dead Man Walking and Thelma and Louise star said convention organizers are making it difficult to carry out ‘the will of Bernie Sanders’ people.’
‘There’s been a lot of difficulty in executing the will of Bernie Sanders’ people and surrogates, and this was just a topping for the whole thing because she was ready to go. And she was very, very disappointed,’
Sarandon said as the other celebrities joined her on a platform: ‘This has not gone by lightly, and … we are upset.’
Lethal Weapon actor Glover added: ‘This particular convention has been unlike any convention in decades in this country.
Read more: Daily Mail