It’s out in the open…
Some Establishment Democrat’s are NOT gonna be happy with the guy who was trying to take over their party four years ago and hasn’t stopped….
Clinton has already expressed her displeasure with Sanders from four years ago…
Nearly four years after Clinton defeated Sanders in the bitter 2016 primary race, the animosity remains deep for many Clinton allies.
They still blame Sanders for not campaigning wholeheartedly for the Democratic nominee, arguing that this contributed to her loss to President Trump.
“I think a lot of people would have a huge problem checking that box for him,” said one Clinton aide who remains undecided about whom to support during this presidential cycle. “I for one, am one of them. Bernie Sanders is part of the reason we have Donald Trump.”
Sanders is the clear front-runner for the Democratic nomination after a convincing win Saturday in Nevada’s caucuses. With a number of candidates effectively dividing the anti-Sanders vote, it seems entirely possible he could roll to a victory in the months ahead.
To be sure, some Clinton supporters are saying they could back Sanders if he is the party’s nominee.
“Democrats are going to unite behind whomever is the nominee in order to defeat Donald Trump,” said Adam Parkhomenko, who co-founded the super PAC Ready for Hillary and also served as an aide on Clinton’s 2016 campaign.
Zac Petkanas, who ran Clinton’s rapid response for her 2016 campaign, said Sanders would have his full support if he won the nomination.
“Not only would I vote for Bernie Sanders if he’s the nominee, I’d work my ass off to help his campaign defeat Trump any way I could,” Petkanas said. “Anyone tweeting #NeverBernie for the general election is actually tweeting #AlwaysKidsInCages.”
“The No. 1, 2 and 3 goals must be to defeat Donald Trump no matter who emerges from the convention in Milwaukee.”
But at least right now, Sanders is still causing some consternation for Clinton supporters. …
While a cadre of lawmakers and strategists are sounding alarms about the risks the senator from Vermont and democratic socialist would pose to down-ballot candidates, Pelosi is moving carefully publicly and privately to avoid even the perception that she is putting her thumb on the presidential scales.
“I think whoever our nominee is, we will enthusiastically embrace, and we will win the White House, the Senate and the House of Representatives,” she told reporters Wednesday morning as she entered a closed-door caucus meeting.
Inside the room, according to notes taken by a person present for her remarks who spoke on the condition of anonymity to describe the private meeting, Pelosi did not mention Sanders or any other candidate by name. Instead, she sounded a call for party unity amid the presidential rancor….