Declaring that, “I intend to do everything I can to make certain she will be the next president of the United States,” Senator Bernie Sanders endorsed his opponent, former Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, for President of the United States. On the campaign trail, the two had differences on the issues of jobs, Wall Street, and education. Tuesday, Senator Sanders took to the stage to congratulate Secretary Clinton and to rally Democrats to beat the presumptive Republican nominee for President Donald Trump.
Sanders, in his statement to the rally in New Hampshire, said of Trump that he is “reckless” and that Trump will divide the county ever more. Sanders quipped, “While Donald Trump is busy insulting Mexicans, Muslims, women, African Americans and veterans, Hillary Clinton understands that our diversity is one of our greatest strengths.” Sanders also said of Trump that his immigration policies are divisive and would only cause the United States more harm.
Sanders said of Trump on Thursday that, “The major political task that we face in the next five months is to make certain that Donald Trump is defeated, and defeated badly.” Standing with Hillary Clinton today, Senator Sanders continued to stress that message. Sanders stated that “I have come here today not to talk about the past but to focus on the future.” Continuing Sanders said, “”That future will be shaped more by what happens on November 8 in voting booths across our nation than by any other event in the world. I have come here to make it as clear as possible as to why I am endorsing Hillary Clinton and why she must become our next president.”
Although Sanders had been under pressure to endorse Clinton, he held back so that his policies that have resonated with voter would be included with the Democratic Party platform. Sanders’ policies can be found all over the new platform from increasing the minimum wage to $15, to expanding Social Security, and the breakup of large financial institutions such as the banking industry. Sanders may not have won the nomination but his platform will be an important factor in the Democratic platform. The platform may sway Sanders supporters to get behind the nominee, Hillary Clinton rather than the Republican Donald Trump.
Meanwhile in Washington, House Republicans have formally asked the Justice Department to investigate Hillary Clinton for perjury and possibly lying to Congress over her email scandal. The GOP was furious that the investigation into Clinton’s email by the FBI did not lead to charges being pressed against her. Now, Representative Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) and Representative Bob Goodlatte, (R-VA) said in a letter to the Justice Department that “evidence collected by the FBI during its investigation of Secretary Clinton’s use of a personal email system appears to directly contradict several aspects of her sworn testimony.”
Agnes Bedard calls herself a daughter of the 60's. She stills believe that one voice can lead us out of darkness, that one person can start a change, and that one act of kindness can change one person's world. Politics is how the world works to change and that is why she is so passionate about it. As Agnes said we need to fight for our f.uture. Agnes Bedard is also the author of "Before I was Me" Bedard is also a wife, mother and grandmother