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Sen. Reid Calls For People To ‘Lay Off’ Bernie Sanders

By on May 24, 2016

WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says people should “lay off” Bernie Sanders.

WASHINGTON, DC - MAY 24:  U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) participates in a news briefing after the weekly Senate Democratic Policy Committee luncheon May 24, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Senate Democrats held a policy luncheon to discuss Democratic agenda.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON, DC – MAY 24: U.S. Senate Minority Leader Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) participates in a news briefing after the weekly Senate Democratic Policy Committee luncheon May 24, 2016 on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Reid’s comment Tuesday comes as Democrats grow restive over Sanders’ continued presidential candidacy. Sanders is showing no signs of quitting despite nearly impossible odds of overtaking Hillary Clinton, who is eager to turn her attention to Republican Donald Trump and the general election in November.

Instead Sanders’ is warning of a potentially “messy” Democratic Convention in Philadelphia in July while criticizing Clinton and the Democratic Party.

Reid last week spoke with Sanders to voice concerns about unruly protests by Sanders supporters at the Nevada state Democratic convention.

On Tuesday Reid had a different message, signaling to fellow Democrats that pressuring Sanders is not the way to go.

He said he has “no criticism of Bernie at this stage.”

 

The Associated Press

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