Green Party Candidate Invites Bernie Sanders To Take Over Ticket
Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton may not have seen the last of Bernie Sanders this election cycle.
Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein has offered to step aside from running as the party nominee and allow Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to take over the ticket, The Guardian reports.
Although Clinton has enough pledged delegates to clinch the nomination at the convention this month in Philadelphia, Sanders has yet to concede the election to her.
According to The Guardian, Stein says an “overwhelming” number of Sanders supporters are going supporting the Green Party over Presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton.
“I’ve invited Bernie to sit down explore collaboration – everything is on the table,” she said. “If he saw that you can’t have a revolutionary campaign in a counter-revolutionary party, he’d be welcomed to the Green party. He could lead the ticket and build a political movement,” she added, noting earlier that her party has a “near term goal” of reaching 15 percent in national polls.
Such polling would allow for a Green Party candidate to participate in national televised debates along side the Republican and Democratic nominees for president.
Stein told The Guardian she made her offer to Sanders in an email at the end of the primary season. However, she has yet to hear from the Vermont senator.
“If he continues to declare his full faith in the Democratic party, it will leave many of his supporters very disappointed,” she said. “That political movement is going to go on – it isn’t going to bury itself in the graveyard alongside Hillary Clinton.”
The Daily Caller reached out to the Sanders campaign for comment, but have not received any response by press time.