Bernie SandersBernie SandersManchin suggests pausing talks on .5 trillion package until 2022: report Yarmuth and Clyburn suggest .5T package may be slimmed Sanders calls deadly Afghan drone strike 'unacceptable' MORE's endorsement of Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonClinton lawyer's indictment reveals 'bag of tricks' Attorney charged in Durham investigation pleads not guilty Attorney indicted on charge of lying to FBI as part of Durham investigation MORE on Tuesday isn’t stopping his supporters' plans to hold a “fart-in” at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) later this month.
The unusual political strategy will have Sanders delegates consuming a lot of beans before heading to Philadelphia later this month, according to US News and World Report.
Protest organizer Cheri Honkala, national coordinator for the Poor People's Economic Human Rights Campaign, has been stocking up on boxes of dry beans and canned beans.
The plan is for delegates to chow down, then let presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton smell what they think of her.
"The fart-in is to raise attention about things that really stink in our society,” said Dr. Walter Tsou, of the Philadelphia branch of Physicians for Social Responsibility.
Honkala told US News and World Report that Tuesday's endorsement will not stop the "fart-in," — in face, she said, the number of people sending beans "will probably quadruple.”
Honkala also said beans of all sorts and varieties have already been delivered to the organization's office in Philadelphia from as far afield as Texas and Wisconsin.
Sanders on Tuesday explained his decision to endorse Clinton, saying it is the best way to advance progressive values.
"Today, I endorsed Hillary Clinton to be our next president. I know that some of you will be disappointed with that decision," he said.
"But I believe that, at this moment, our country, our values, and our common vision for a transformed America are best served by the defeat of Donald TrumpDonald TrumpCapitol fencing starts coming down after 'Justice for J6' rally Netanyahu suggests Biden fell asleep in meeting with Israeli PM Aides try to keep Biden away from unscripted events or long interviews, book claims MORE and the election of Hillary Clinton.”