Green Party candidate offers presidential ticket to Sanders

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein says Bernie SandersBernie SandersTo break the corporate tax logjam, tax overinflated CEO pay Will Pence primary Trump — and win? Grassley pressured to run as Democrats set sights on Iowa 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 ClintonBiden flexes presidential muscle on campaign trail with Virginia's McAuliffe Shontel Brown gaining ground against Nina Turner in Ohio: poll Biden hits trail for McAuliffe in test of his political brand MORE next week, the New York Times reported.

He has repeatedly vowed to work to ensure that Donald TrumpDonald TrumpRonny Jackson, former White House doctor, predicts Biden will resign McCarthy: Pelosi appointing members of Jan. 6 panel who share 'pre-conceived narrative' Kinzinger denounces 'lies and conspiracy theories' while accepting spot on Jan. 6 panel 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.”