Sen. Bernie Sanders has begun pushing the Democratic Party toward a platform fight over the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a departure from his core focus on domestic economic issues that would put pressure on Hillary Clinton to handle a growing divide within her party.
Mr. Sanders is seeking to bar allies of Hillary Clinton from leading the powerful rules and platform committees of the Democratic National Convention in July.
Two of the senator’s appointees to the party’s platform drafting committee, Cornel West and James Zogby, on Wednesday denounced Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Gaza and said they believed that rank-and-file Democrats no longer hewed to the party’s staunch support of the Israeli government. They said they would try to get their views incorporated into the platform, the party’s statement of core beliefs, at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia in July.
The liberal case against Hillary Clinton rests in large part upon her associations — people she surrounds herself with and whose judgment she relies upon. She has caught an enormous amount of flak, some of it fair, for her ties to figures in the finance industry or advisers with morally questionable worldviews. By the same token, what should we make of Bernie Sanders’s decision to appoint Cornel West as one of his advisers to the Democratic Party’s platform committee?
Discussing the events that unfolded at the convention in Nevada by Nina Turner, former Ohio state senator that was there for 8 hours during the event.
In Carson City, Nevada, the local Democratic Party shares its office with the Clinton campaign—another subtle message that voters are expected to fall in line behind the party's heir apparent.
Here is Bernies response on what happened in Nevada giving and answer to Debbie wasserman Schultz and her accusations against the Bernie supporters
DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz is being called out once again by Bernie Sanders for rigging the party's National Convention against him.
Stepping up fund-raising for the general election is among the priorities even if the Democratic nomination contest has yet to be settled.
In January, the party chairwoman, Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida, appointed dozens of Clinton supporters and advisers to the three standing committees of the Democratic Party convention. Of 45 potential members submitted by Mr. Sanders, she appointed just three, according to Mr. Sanders’s campaign.