Sanders: I want to make major changes in the Democratic Party
Bernie Sanders on Thursday night made the case that he can serve as leader of the Democratic Party, but also called on the party to be more inclusive.
“I was elected by the Democrats to be the chair of the Veterans Committee,” he continued. “I am now the ranking member of the Budget Committee.”
Sanders went on to call for a 50-state strategy that includes embracing the entire nation and encouraged the Democratic Party to reach out to more young and working-class Americans.
“I am running for the president as a Democrat,” he continued. “But I do want to see major changes in the Democratic Party.”
“I want a 50-state strategy so that the Democratic Party is not just the party of 25 states,” Sanders said. “I want to see more young people and working-class people coming into the party then are presently coming in now.”
Clinton and Sanders are locked in a heated primary battle. The former first lady edged out Sanders at Monday’s night Iowa caucuses by a razor-thin margin and the Vermont senator is the prohibitive favorite to win the New Hampshire primary.