Sen. Reid Calls For People To ‘Lay Off’ Bernie Sanders
WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid says people should “lay off” Bernie Sanders.
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