Green candidate: Sanders should leave party that 'betrayed' him

Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein once again welcomed Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersSanders endorses Oakland teachers strike Dem strategist says Clinton ‘absolutely’ has a role to play in 2020 News media has sought to 'delegitimize' Tulsi Gabbard, says liberal journalist MORE (I-Vt.) into her party, suggesting in a series of tweets that he could leave the party that “betrayed” him. 

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“If @BernieSanders repudiates the Democratic Party that betrayed him, I'd welcome him into @GreenPartyUS to continue the revolution,” Stein posted on Twitter on Saturday afternoon. 

Stein’s comments come in the wake of a massive leak of emails from the Democratic National Committee (DNC) this weekend that revealed party officials' plans to undermine Sanders's presidential campaign. 

In one such email, the DNC press secretary discussed planting a narrative to the press that Sanders’s “campaign was a mess.” 

In another, a top DNC official appeared to suggest a plan to question Sanders’s faith and ask if he was actually an atheist.  

"Don't let establishment bully you into supporting corporate warmongers," Stein posted in another tweet. 

It's not the first time Stein has invited the Vermont senator to join the Green Party. Earlier this month, prior to Sanders's endorsement of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Hillary ClintonHillary Diane Rodham ClintonDem strategist says Clinton ‘absolutely’ has a role to play in 2020 Left-leaning journalist: Sanders would be 'formidable candidate' against Trump Clinton hits EPA for approval of pesticide dump: ‘We need bees!’ MORE, Stein said he could continue his presidential run and political revolution as a Green candidate. 

"I’ve invited Bernie to sit down and explore collaboration — everything is on the table,” Stein said in an interview with the Guardian. “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.”