Sen. Bernie Sanders made an impassioned plea for his voters to get behind Hillary Clinton this fall, but it seems that there are still some holdouts.
While addressing a California delegate breakfast on Tuesday morning, Sanders again told his followers that it was important to elect Hillary Clinton over Donald Trump this fall.
When Sanders gave delegates this message on Monday, he was greeted by a round of boos. This time, however, he was greeted by a mix of boos and cheers.
Undeterred by the mixed reaction, Sanders doggedly stayed on message.
“It is easy to boo, but it is harder to look your kids in the face if we are living under a Trump presidency,” the senator told the crowd. “Politics is not easy stuff. You don’t get everything you want tomorrow — ask the people who fought in the civil rights movement.”
Sanders’s campaign was based on the idea that we need a political revolution that will get people more involved in their government and will make elected officials less reliant on big donors to fund campaigns.
Given this, it’s been hard for some Sanders supporters to accept the nitty-gritty realities of politics that Sanders has preached since he endorsed Hillary Clinton. Nonetheless, Sanders will likely keep making his case for electing Clinton from now all the way until November.
Check out a video of Sanders addressing supporters below.
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Beto O’Rourke calls for a ‘war tax’ in release of health care plan for veterans
The Democratic presidential candidate uses his eighth policy announcement to focus on an area that he prioritized in Congress.
Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke on Monday morning released a plan to improve the lives of veterans, returning to an area of priority during his time in the U.S. House for his latest 2020 policy rollout.
In keeping with measures he supported in Congress, the plan calls for a "responsible end" to the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan — reinvesting $1 out of every $2 saved in veterans programs — and the creation of a Veterans Health Care Trust Fund for each future war. The fund would be paid for by a "war tax" on households without service members or veterans.
Conservative Ben Shapiro tweeted something many found offensive — so now he’s calling his critics ‘garbage’
Right wing "thought leader" Ben Shapiro appeared today to say not using the "N" word is nearly impossible as he defended conservative, pro-gun teen Kyle Kashuv, one of the Parkland survivors who just had his acceptance to Harvard rescinded over his racist remarks, which included repeated use of the "N" word.
To be clear, Shapiro denies that's what he meant.
Here is Shapiro on Twitter, in what many took as him appearing to call not using the "N" word – in Kashuv's case, repeatedly, over and over and over again, "an insane, cruel standard no one can possibly meet."