Just days before the 2020 DNC Iowa caucus, 2016 Presidential loser Hillary Clinton is throwing more jabs at Bernie Sanders, this time blaming him and his supporters for not doing enough to unify the party in 2016.
This comes just a few days after Hillary blasted Bernie, claiming “He was in Congress for years. He had one senator support him. Nobody likes him. Nobody wants to work with him. He got nothing done. He was a career politician. It’s all just baloney, and I feel so bad that people got sucked into it.”
The Hill reports former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton accused Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and his supporters of not doing enough to unify the party behind her White House bid in 2016 and said that their behavior affected the general election.
“All the way up until the end, a lot of people highly identified with his campaign were urging people to vote third party, urging people not to vote,” she said in an interview on the podcast “Your Primary Playlist.” “It had an impact.”
Clinton accused Sanders’s supporters of drawing out the nominating contest by refusing to come around to her presidential campaign all the way through to the 2016 Democratic National Convention.
“So fast forward. I mean, you had, unfortunately, a very different outcome in the 2016 primary, where I won by 4 million votes. I won overwhelmingly in delegates,” said Clinton. “There was no question about who was going to be the nominee.”
“But unfortunately, you know, his campaign and his principal supporters were just very difficult and really, constantly not just attacking me, but my supporters,” she added.
Clinton also drew a sharp contrast between Sanders’s alleged lackluster efforts to back her and her efforts to support Barack Obama after his primary victory over her in 2008, saying the difference was “night and day.”
“That cannot happen again,” Clinton added. “I don’t care who the nominee is. I don’t care. As long as it’s somebody who can win, and as long as it’s somebody who understands politics is the art of addition, not subtraction.”