In an interview with C-SPAN, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders said in the strongest terms yet that he will not be the Democratic nominee for president. (C-SPAN)
In a wide-ranging and elegiac interview with C-SPAN set to air Wednesday, Bernie Sanders said in the strongest terms yet that he will not be the Democratic nominee for president. Asked by host Steve Scully whether he would speak at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Sanders said he did not know.
“It doesn’t appear that I’m going to be the nominee, so I’m not going to determine the scope of the convention,” Sanders said. “I’ve given a few speeches in my life. It would be nice to speak at the Democratic National Convention. If for whatever reason they don’t want me to speak, then whatever. But I do think I’ll speak at the convention.”
Again and again, over the course of an hour, Sanders criticized “corporate media” for asking him so many questions about the political process instead of his policies. With the primaries over, he was less focused on the convention itself than on what he and his delegates could get the Democratic Party to add to its platform, and what progressive policies Hillary Clinton could be encouraged to run on.