On Tuesday, Bernie Sanders will put another nail in the coffin of his revolution. He will team up with rival Hillary Clinton during a rally in New Hampshire. It is expected he will formally endorse Clinton during the event.
It’s official. Sanders and Clinton to campaign together in New Hampshire Tue. They coordinated the press advisories. pic.twitter.com/H5oyGkXmXm
— Tamara Keith (@tamarakeithNPR) July 11, 2016
The Democrat duo will take the stage at Portsmouth High School and “discuss their commitment to building an America that is stronger together and an economy that works for everyone, not just those at the top,” according to a statement.
The Sanders campaign has worked closely with the DNC on a party platform that will be rolled out in Philadelphia at the end of the month. The formal declaration document reportedly includes a promise to break up “too big to fail” banks, a $15-an-hour minimum wage, healthcare, and carbon taxes.
Clinton has received millions of dollars in donations from “too big to fail banks,” including Goldman Sachs, Citigroup, JPMorgan, Bank of America, and Morgan Stanley.
She also supports the so-called Dodd-Frank financial overhaul law that institutionalizes the federal government’s underwriting of Wall Street gambling debts.
“We got 80% of what we wanted in this platform,” Warren Gunnels, a top Sanders adviser, said on Sunday.
That 80% did not include dumping the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement set to be ratified by Congress.
The DNC platform committee rejected by a 116-64 vote an effort by Sanders to drop support for the agreement. Language was included in the platform document, however, stating there are “a diversity of views” on the deal within the party.
Bernie Sanders fails in his quest to include opposition to the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal. https://t.co/lObQUS3UtD
— The Associated Press (@AP) July 10, 2016
“The Trans-Pacific Partnership is a disastrous trade agreement designed to protect the interests of the largest multi-national corporations at the expense of workers, consumers, the environment and the foundations of American democracy,” a Sanders document on the TPP states.
“The TPP is a treaty that has been written behind closed doors by the corporate world. Incredibly, while Wall Street, the pharmaceutical industry and major media companies have full knowledge as to what is in this treaty, the American people and members of Congress do not. They have been locked out of the process.”
On Saturday, Sanders supporter Jonathan Tasini told CNN “there’s absolutely no doubt” that his side will file a “minority report” and challenge the globalist trade agreement.