Bernie SandersBernie SandersWarren calls for US to support ceasefire between Israel and Hamas Prominent Muslim group to boycott White House Eid celebration over stance on Israel-Gaza violence Biden speaks with Israel's Netanyahu again amid ramped-up strikes in Gaza MORE says it would be a "terrible idea" for Democrats to recruit Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenWarren calls for US to support ceasefire between Israel and Hamas UN secretary general 'deeply disturbed' by Israeli strike on high rise that housed media outlets Nation's largest nurses union condemns new CDC guidance on masks MORE to run for president if Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCongress won't end the wars, so states must Democrats say it's up to GOP to stop Trump 2024 Hillary Clinton to speak at Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders summit MORE is forced out of the race. 

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"I think that would be a terrible, terrible idea," Sanders said Friday in an interview with The Young Turks, a pro-Sanders online news show.

"That would say to the millions of people who have supported us, that have worked with us, that would say all of your energy, all of your votes, all of your beliefs are irrelevant. We're going to bring in someone else," Sanders said. 

"I happen to like Joe a lot, but I think that would be a very, very serious blunder for the Democratic Party," he added.

Biden has said often he isn't interested in running for president, citing the death of his son Beau last year as the main reason. 

Clinton leads Sanders big in the Democratic presidential race, but Sanders has vowed to stay in the race until the Democratic convention this summer.

Clinton faces a potential indictment as the FBI investigates the private email server she used while serving as secretary of State. Many onlookers are speculating that the ongoing scandal could eventually force Clinton to end her campaign.