Green candidate: Sanders should leave party that 'betrayed' him

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein once again welcomed Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersElection Countdown: Senate, House Dems build cash advantage | 2020 Dems slam Trump over Putin presser | Trump has M in war chest | Republican blasts parents for donating to rival | Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders to campaign in Kansas House Dems launching Medicare for All Caucus Let's remove the legal shield from hackers who rob us of our civil rights MORE (I-Vt.) into her party, suggesting in a series of tweets that he could leave the party that “betrayed” him. 

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“If @BernieSanders repudiates the Democratic Party that betrayed him, I'd welcome him into @GreenPartyUS to continue the revolution,” Stein posted on Twitter on Saturday afternoon. 

Stein’s comments come in the wake of a massive leak of emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) this weekend that revealed party officials' plans to undermine Sanders's presidential campaign. 

In one such email, the DNC press secretary discussed planting a narrative to the press that Sanders’s “campaign was a mess.” 

In another, a top DNC official appeared to suggest a plan to question Sanders’s faith and ask if he was actually an atheist.  

"Don't let establishment bully you into supporting corporate warmongers," Stein posted in another tweet. 

It's not the first time Stein has invited the Vermont senator to join the Green Party. Earlier this month, prior to Sanders's endorsement of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonState Dept: Russia’s allegations about American citizens ‘absolutely absurd’ Trump on possible sit-down with Mueller: 'I've always wanted to do an interview' Election Countdown: Senate, House Dems build cash advantage | 2020 Dems slam Trump over Putin presser | Trump has M in war chest | Republican blasts parents for donating to rival | Ocasio-Cortez, Sanders to campaign in Kansas MORE, Stein said he could continue his presidential run and political revolution as a Green candidate. 

"I’ve invited Bernie to sit down and explore collaboration — everything is on the table,” Stein said in an interview with the Guardian. “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.”