The DNC on Friday voted down a resolution calling for…..
Senator Bernie Sanders and Angus King both Independents to run as Democrats when they seek reelection in 2018.
DNC: The resolution failed to gain the simple majority support it needed in the DNC’s Resolution Committee to advance to a vote in general session at the party’s fall meeting in Las Vegas.
THE RESOLUTION: sponsored by California DNC member Bob Mulholland, argued that “a strong and unified Democratic party … puts us in the best position to win elections.” It went on to urge the two independent senators to “register or affiliate with the Democratic Party in 2017, 2018 and beyond.”
SANDERS: A socialist and who is considered a possible contender for the Democratic Party’s 2020 presidential nomination has faced criticism from many democrats for failing to embrace and call himself a Democrat.
Sanders has called for the party to embrace independents which the democrat party refuses to do and Sanders’ supporters expressed outrage last year after leaked DNC emails from Wikileaks that revealed Democrat leader Debbie Wasserman Schultz sought to tip the primary contest in Clinton’s favor.
THE RESOLUTION: If it had passed, it would not have forced Sanders or King to run as Democrats. King told CNN in an interview on Tuesday that he had no intention of running under a party banner when he seeks reelection next year.
He said: “I’ve been an independent since the early nineties. I was a governor as an independent,”H finished off by saying “That’s who I am.”
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