Sen. Bernie Sanders has face to face meeting with Sec. Clinton after D.C Primary
By: S. Harding, Xiro Xone News June 15, 2016 Updated: 5:02 PM
Tuesday June 14th was the Presidential Primary in Washington D.C. It marked the end of the Democratic Presidential Primaries and Caucuses for 2016. It also determined which candidate had the requisite number of delegates to be the party nominee. After all votes were counted, the Associated Press declared Sec. Hillary Rodham-Clinton to be the presumptive nominee, leaving Sanders and his supporters to ponder if they would, take the fight to the convention, or suspend his campaign and support the nominee.
In a hard fought primary which at times seemed a bit contentious, both Clinton and Sanders have been trying to work something out that would give him a platform at the Democratic convention in July. Insiders believe this would show that Clinton was willing to address the concerns of Sanders supporters such as, raising the minimum wage, campaign finance reform, universal healthcare, making college affordable and reducing student debt. They further believe that by giving Sanders a platform at the convention his supporters will fall in line with the Clinton campaign, and unify the party.
Secretary Clinton and Senator Sanders had a face-to-face meeting at the Washington D.C., Capital Hilton Hotel. The both agreed to meet at the neutral location with a small group of advisers, to discuss a variety of issues, and find a way to defeat Republican nominee, Donald Trump. The meeting was attended by Jane Sanders, Jeff Weaver, John Podesta and Robby Mook.
Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign spokesman, Michael Briggs, issued the following statement on Tuesday after the senator met with Secretary Hillary Clinton. “Senator Sanders and Secretary Clinton met in Washington on Tuesday evening and had a positive discussion about how best to bring more people into the political process and about the dangerous threat that Donald Trump poses to our nation. “Sanders congratulated Secretary Clinton on the campaign she has run and said he appreciated her strong commitment to stopping Trump in the general election.