Sanders Criticizes “Anointment” of Clinton, Backs Opponent of DNC Chair

HeadlineMay 23, 2016

Here in the United States, tensions continue between Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders and the party establishment. Sanders has announced his support for Tim Canova, who is challenging the Florida congressional seat of Democratic National Committee Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz. In a CNN interview with Jake Tapper, Sanders also criticized the superdelegate system that he said “anointed” Hillary Clinton as the nominee.

Sen. Bernie Sanders: “The point that I was making is there’s something absurd when I get 46 percent of the delegates that come from real contests, real elections, and 7 percent of the superdelegates. And the point that I made a few minutes after that is that some 400 of Hillary Clinton’s superdelegates came on board her campaign before anybody else announced.”

Jake Tapper: “Absolutely true.”

Sen. Bernie Sanders: “It was an anointment.”

Jake Tapper: “Yeah”

Sen. Bernie Sanders: “OK. And that is bad for the process.”

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