Sanders Supporters Unhappy as DNC Loads Up on Hillary Backers

January 30, 2020   |   by James G. Dalton

Sen. Bernie Sanders’, I-Vt., supporters have criticized the Democratic National Convention for naming multiple people who backed former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2016 to this year’s rules committee, The Hill reports.

DNC Chairman Tom Perez has named former Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., who was a surrogate for the Clinton campaign, and John Podesta, who was Clinton’s campaign manager, to sit on the committee. Many Sanders supporters complained in 2016 the party supported Clinton over the senator, who is not a registered Democrat. The Sanders campaign previously tried to have Frank removed from the rules committee in 2016, calling him an “aggressive attack surrogate for the Clinton campaign,” but were unsuccessful.

“There’s a very small number of appointments of allies to Sen. Sanders,” said DNC member Yasmine Taeb from Virginia, who was a delegate for Sanders in 2016.

“The appointments also include individuals that are outright hostile to Bernie Sanders and his supporters,” she said. “It’s not the message the DNC should be sending to the grassroots right now when we’re all working aggressively to defeat the racist in the White House.”

Although the Sanders campaign did not respond to The Hill’s request for comment, the campaign’s national co-chair, Nina Turner, called the appointments “an embarrassment” and a “slap in the face,” in an interview with Status Coup.

“If the DNC believes it’s going to get away in 2020 with what it did in 2016, it has another thing coming,” she added.

via newsmax

Recent Comments

  1. Andrew Klain

    January 30, 2020 @ 3:39 pm

    I guess they don’t want to back a commie either.

  2. FOFY286

    January 31, 2020 @ 3:34 am

    I’m sorry to point out a simple slap in the face is not near enough to break his fantasy and start a return to the real world. An atom bomb would not get through the forcefield defeating rational thought. The very first planet killer size problem is the amount of money for even a large portion of the plans he supports. Government 4.6 trillion dollar budget, must borrow nearly 1 trillion to meet it. Remember the GDP is only 16 trillion. The least insane plans of the of the candidates is bout half of Bernies’, that would be about 3 trillion dollars per year. That is government spending. Add that to the 4.6 trillion is 7.5+ trillion. Wild money grabs and other schemes somehow, I doubt it, reducing the toll by half still means borrowing at least 3 trillion dollars. One look at that and those who have been buying our debt and letting us ride on paying the interest will call it due, FAST because the firstest will get the most liquid funds. The country goes BANG bankrupt. Can you spell Greece? If you missed it that is borrowing half of the budget and equal to 100% of the funds available from the country – TAXES. Take it from the rich, if you took everything they have and found a buyer who knows that might cover it for ONE year, next year it is your pocket and it ain’t near deep enough. SCARES me enough to ruin my appetite. Scares me more that in short order my appetite won’t matter – it could easily be how many mic/rats I can catch.

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