Though the GOP has begun to admit that a change of the guards is at hand and there is simply no stopping President Trump in his quest to ‘drain the swamp’, within the Democratic Party it seems none of the old Clinton backers are ready to let go of their position of power just yet.
The latest sign of the ‘king’s treason’ within the Democratic party came this week when it became known that Senator Bernie Sanders, the hope of the younger voters if you will, refused to back Senator Dianne Weinstein for her bid to get a sixth consecutive term.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">👏Bernie👏is👏not👏a👏Democrat👏<br>Bernie Sanders will not endorse Sen. Dianne Feinstein in California primary: <a href="https://t.co/WjdmavMiaE">https://t.co/WjdmavMiaE</a> via <a href="https://twitter.com/AOL?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@AOL</a></p>— Joey ⚾ (@JoJoC) <a href="https://twitter.com/JoJoC/status/972340519467737088?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">March 10, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Mr Sanders, who did put himself in the middle of other Democratic primaries, explained he did not want to intervene in California, where Ms Feinstein is challenged from the far left by Mr Kevin de León.
Both candidates have so far failed to pick up the necessary 60 percent to win the endorsement of the Democratic party for the Californian election, with Ms Feinstein at 37 percent and Mr de León at 54 percent.
Mr de León claims that Ms Feinstein will not bring any change, but simply be a continuation of the old guard: “California Democrats are hungry for new leadership that will fight for California values from the front lines, not equivocate on the sidelines.”
Some interpret Mr Sanders’ silence as a revenge move for Ms Feinstein’s behaviour during the 2016 presidential election.
At the time of choosing the Democratic nominee, though it was clear the younger generation (and thus certainly those in California) all preferred Mr Sanders to be chosen over Ms Clinton, it was staunch generational Democrats such as former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Ms Debbie Wasserman Schultz and long-time Senator Ms Dianne Feinstein that tipped the scales into the favour of Ms Clinton.
Ms Feinstein even called upon Mr Sanders to step out of the race before it was all over, saying: “He ought to be able to read the signposts as well as anybody else, and if he did that, he would know that it’s all over.”
Mr Sanders conceded two months after that.
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