Jane Sanders is stumped as to why die-hard supporters of her husband Bernie Sanders won’t unite behind Hillary Clinton in the presidential race against Donald Trump.
“I don’t understand. Democracy is not always chapter and verse, written out in advance,” Jane Sanders said. “People are passionate, but they’re positive.”
Speaking with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer from the convention floor on Wednesday, Sanders recalled a meeting between her husband and the campaign’s delegates.
“There were 2,000 people there, and they were so upset that Bernie was not winning, was not going to win, and was going to endorse,” she said. Sanders said the delegates questioned whether her husband lost control of his supporters. “No, we never wanted control of our supporters. We wanted to engage them in the political process,” she continued. “And they’re passionately feeling that and that’s okay.”
When asked to address the “Bernie or Bust” group, Sanders said this election is different – Donald Trump is different.
Jane Sanders praised Obama for his progress over the last 7 1/2 years, but added that all of that progress is in jeopardy if Trump wins the White House.
“We have to be supporting Hillary,” Sanders said.
Sanders said both her and her husband would be campaigning for Hillary to keep Trump out of the Oval Office.