Green Party candidate offers presidential ticket to Sanders

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein says Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders has right goal, wrong target in fight to help low-wage workers Democrats in standoff over minimum wage Sanders votes against Biden USDA nominee Vilsack MORE can run for president on her party's ticket if he wants.


“I’ve invited Bernie to sit down explore collaboration — everything is on the table,” she told the Guardian Friday. “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.”

Stein said she emailed Sanders about the offer but never received a response.

Sanders is expected to announce his endorsement of presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonCruz: Wife 'pretty pissed' about leaked Cancun texts CBC would back Young for OMB if Tanden falls Hillary Clinton to co-write political thriller MORE next week, the New York Times reported.

He has repeatedly vowed to work to ensure that Donald TrumpDonald TrumpRomney: 'Pretty sure' Trump would win 2024 GOP nomination if he ran for president Pence huddles with senior members of Republican Study Committee Trump says 'no doubt' Tiger Woods will be back after accident MORE is defeated in the general election.

On Thursday he took it a step further, saying, “We have got to do everything that we can to defeat Donald Trump and elect Hillary Clinton.”

Stein said that Sanders backing Clinton would harm his credibility with the movement that he has inspired on the left.

“If he continues to declare his full faith in the Democratic party, it will leave many of his supporters very disappointed,” Stein said. “That political movement is going to go on — it isn’t going to bury itself in the graveyard alongside Hillary Clinton.”