DNC to offer Sanders more seats on platform committee: report

The Democratic National Committee plans to offer Bernie SandersBernie SandersNewsmax host: Jury decided to 'sacrifice' Chauvin to the mob Lawmakers react to guilty verdict in Chauvin murder trial: 'Our work is far from done' Senate confirms SEC chief Gensler to full five-year term MORE seats on a key platform committee this summer at the party's convention, according to a Washington Post report.

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Sanders has said remaining in the presidential race despite lagging behind rival Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonPelosi on power in DC: 'You have to seize it' Cuba readies for life without Castro Chelsea Clinton: Pics of Trump getting vaccinated would help him 'claim credit' MORE in delegates is a way to shape the party’s platform to align with his own progressive politics; his proposals include a $15 national minimum wage and a single-payer healthcare system.

Tensions between Sanders and the Democratic Party have grown in recent weeks. He accused the party of stacking the deck against him in an effort to hand Clinton the nomination recently sent a letter to DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz demanding more committee spots at the convention.

Strife between Sanders and his supporters and the DNC erupted at the Nevada Democratic Convention over the weekend when Sanders supporters shouted Clinton supporter Sen. Barbara BoxerBarbara Levy BoxerBottom line Trump administration halting imports of cotton, tomatoes from Uighur region of China Biden inaugural committee to refund former senator's donation due to foreign agent status MORE (D-Calif.) off the stage and made claims of an unfair process.