Bernie Sanders may have lost the DNC nomination to Hillary Clinton, but that doesn’t mean that he isn’t still fighting for what’s right.
In fact, on Sunday, Bernie Sanders went on “State of the Union” and stated that the DNC voting system could use some retooling. However, that he doesn’t believe his candidate for Democratic National Committee chairman, Minnesota Rep. Keith Ellison, was defeated Saturday because the election was rigged—like President Trump has suggested.
Sanders was responding to an accusation made by President Donald Trump via Twitter:
“Bernie’s guy, like Bernie himself, never had a chance.”
Congratulations to Thomas Perez, who has just been named Chairman of the DNC. I could not be happier for him, or for the Republican Party!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 25, 2017
Sanders stated that he didn’t agree with the President that the election was rigged; however, but did criticize the election process that put the party leadership decision in the hands of the mere 447 voting members of the DNC.
“That’s what the system is — and one of the things [new DNC Chairman Tom Perez] is going to have to change is to figure out how we elect national Democratic leaders. I’m not quite impressed with the process that exists.”
The race for DNC chair had come to be seen as a bit of a war between progressives like Sanders and Elizabeth Warren who backed Ellison, whereas the Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton supporters backed Perez.
Sanders also mentioned that his DNC his presidential campaign’s massive email list, which shattered previous records by raising $218 million online from 2.8 million donors, would be used “to transform the Democratic Party into a party that stands for working families.”