Bernie Sanders backs Keith Ellison for DNC chair, says party must remake itself

by Ben Wolfgang - The Washington Times  |  published on November 11, 2016

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Saying it was a complete “embarrassment” for the Democratic Party to lose working-class voters to Republican Donald Trump, Sen. Bernard Sanders on Thursday called on the party to remake itself and said he’ll back Rep. Keith Ellison as the next Democratic National Committee leader.

In an interview with Minnesota Public Radio, the Vermont senator and 2016 presidential hopeful made clear that he believes the party, under new leadership, must change dramatically.

“It is an embarrassment, I think, to the entire of Democratic Party that millions of white working-class people decided to vote for Mr. Trump, which suggests that the Democratic message of standing up for working people no longer holds much sway among workers in this country,” Mr. Sanders said.

The senator said he’ll support Mr. Ellison, who endorsed Mr. Sanders in the Democratic Party primary, to lead the DNC. Mr. Sanders had protracted fights with the DNC throughout the primary, accusing them of favoring Hillary Clinton — a claim that ended up proving true after hacked emails showed top DNC officials mocking the Sanders campaign and working on behalf of Mrs. Clinton.

The blatant favoritism led to the ouster of former DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz on the eve of the Democratic Party convention in July. Ms. Wasserman Schultz was replaced by Donna Brazile, a former CNN contributor who came under fire after learned emails showed her feeding questions for a CNN town hall to Mrs. Clinton before the event.

  • The Redhawk

    Sure BERNIE Why NOT all of CAIRN to work in your Office you MORON!! and have the MUZZIE Nations buy you another beach front $ 600,000 Cottage? you freaking FRAUD!

    Are you For the SALE of America as Much as Cankles

  • justinwachin

    I thought Bernie was an independent. If he is that interested in the Democrat party’s operation maybe he should change his party affiliation to Democrat.

    I think many working class people are interested in more than having the politicians manage their lives. Many of the people I know are bothered by the Democrat party’s stand on things like abortion, family values, religious freedom and the Constitution. We don’t want to support a party that blindly supports the baby slaughter industry. We don’t support a party that ridicules and seeks to minimize family values and God. We don’t support a party that seeks to take away the rights granted to us by the U.S. Constitution.

    I and many other people aren’t looking for a socialist government to give us our daily bread. We are looking for a place where we can freely worship God and enjoy the fruit of our labors. Mr. Sanders, the Democrat party left us and our simple desires a long time ago. If you think Hillary lost because she wasn’t socialist enough you are greatly mistaken.

    • Rodney Steward

      You nailed it my friend! Sanders is a socialist, and wants the rest of the Dem. party that’s not already, to be a socialist too! But most are really communist, and you have the American Communist Party in Berkeley CAL., that’s what’s demonstrating!

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  • FLChristyB

    So, instead of tacking back to the middle, where the majority of Americans feel safest, he decides to double down on Socialism and opening us up to more muslims and sharia law? Seriously? All the Dems that voted for Trump will become permanent Republicans, thank Bernie! Your idiocy will benefit America!

    • mort_f

      I guess that he didn’t think we are ready for Huma Abedin, and priming her to become the first woman president.

  • Allan Scott

    So, Bernie wants to re-shape the Democratic Party. What, it’s not crooked enough or what? He’s a fool for staying in it.

    • ArcticGrayling

      I think Bernie wants Saudi money directed toward him. No doubt he would even advocate that all Dems bend over and do the shahada.

      The next step would be Sharia law.

      • Rodney Steward

        Then WAR!

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