Sanders To Tell President What He Wants To Back Clinton
Washington – The race for the 2016 Democratic presidential has only one week left and Hillary Clinton has beaten Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders in a long and hard fought battle. Clinton is the first woman ever to become the presidential nominee of a major political party. Meanwhile, Sanders energized a massive amount of new voters who were drawn to his populist message.
Now Sanders has requested a meeting Thursday with President Barack Obama at White House to talk about his future plans. It is expected that President Obama will endorse the presumptive Democratic nominee within the next week to ten days.
Sanders is at home in Vermont today and he is expected to meet with members of his inner circle to discuss where he goes from here. The Democratic party is expected to do all they can to keep Sanders on the trail fighting against Trump. In exchange the party is likely to offer more open primaries for the next election cycle and to do away with the super-delegates who were as a point of contention with Sanders throughout the campaign.
The deeper issues on everything from climate control, to keeping money out of campaigns, single payer health care and free college will be topics of conversation for a later date. Meanwhile, the President will ask Sanders to work closely with Clinton.
According to a statement released late Tuesday by White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest, Obama called Sanders and presidential rival Hillary Clinton to congratulate both of them on “running inspiring campaigns that have energized Democrats.”
Obama also congratulated Clinton on securing enough delegates to clinch the Democratic nomination, while praising Sanders for his “commitment to issues like fighting economic inequality and special interests’ influence on our politics.”
“Her historic campaign inspired millions and is an extension of her lifelong fight for middle-class families and children,” the White House said in the statement, regarding the presumptive Democratic nominee as she led the polls with a large margin in California after Super Tuesday.
As for Sanders, “The President looks forward to continuing the conversation with Senator Sanders about how to build on the extraordinary work he has done to engage millions of Democratic voters, and to build on that enthusiasm in the weeks and months ahead,” the statement continued, while Sanders was meanwhile in Santa Monica, California, preparing to make a speech to supporters.
The statement continues, “The President looks forward to continuing the conversation with Senator Sanders about how to build on the extraordinary work he has done to engage millions of Democratic voters, and to build on that enthusiasm in the weeks and months ahead.”
Sanders will also be meeting with Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid Thursday, according to multiple media reports. The two men will talk about Sen. Sanders perhaps becoming the minority chairman of the Senate Budget Committee.