Bernie Sanders is refusing to treat the Democratic National Convention (DNC) email scandal as anything more than a distraction from the issues that America faces this election, ranging from astronomic levels of student debt to the hardships single working parents face every day.
On NBC’s “Meet The Press” on Sunday, Sanders firmly declared, “no, no, no,” the emails do not give him “any pause” in his support for presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Ever since it became clear that he would not win the Democratic nomination, Sanders has been fighting hard to restore party unity.
Trump has been trying to smear Sanders’ push to unite all Democrats under one flag as evidence that Sanders is “a weak and somewhat pathetic figure.” The truth is that Sanders is brave enough to engage with other factions in the Democratic party to compromise and form a political coalition. Unlike Trump, he realizes that compromise is valuable, and that politics involves more than constantly insisting that you’re right and everyone else is wrong.
Sanders stated that this election is about “the people,” not Clinton or Trump or politicking. He said, “We’re going to do everything we can to protect working families in this country.” He also said that he thinks Republican nominee Donald Trump is “the worst Republican candidate” he has ever seen, and “would be a disaster” for America.
We have the utmost respect for Sanders’ humility and devotion to the cause of levelling the playing field so that all Americans have fair shot at success. Trump is trying to sow divisions among Democrats, but Democrats are resisting his juvenile tactics and standing firm together on the platform of their shared ideals.
Marisa completed her undergraduate degree in 2013 at the University of Wisconsin with a double major in creative writing and media studies. She is an advocate of progressive policies and focuses her interests on gender equality and preventing sexual and domestic violence.