Briahna Joy Gray, Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden defends his health plan from Trump attacks Progressives blast Biden plan to form panel on Supreme Court reform Sanders: Progressives will work to 'rally the American people' if Biden wins MORE's (I-Vt.) former presidential campaign press secretary, said the Democratic establishment is more interested in maintaining the “corporate status quo” or “they're planning to replace [former Vice President] Joe [Biden]” following the suspension of the Vermont senator's 2020 bid. 

Gray responded on Twitter to a segment from Fox News’s Tucker Carlson that suggested Biden was not cognitively fit to make it to the nomination, a swipe President TrumpDonald John TrumpMore than 300 military family members endorse Biden Five takeaways from the final Trump-Biden debate Biden: 'I would transition from the oil industry' MORE has also taken against the candidate in the past.

“Bernie was too kind to go after Biden, but it's coming,” Gray tweeted.  


Gray said the Democratic establishment was more concerned with ousting Sanders than unseating Trump. That, or “they’re planning to replace Joe — adopting a pretty fast and loose relationship w/ representative Democracy,” her tweet read, suggesting another candidate could potentially emerge during the Democratic National Convention. 

The comments come one day after Sanders suspended his presidential campaign. 

“I know that there may be some in our movement who disagree with this decision, who would like us to fight on to the last ballot cast at the Democratic convention,” Sanders said.

“I understand that decision. But as I see the crisis gripping the nation, exacerbated by a president unwilling to unable to provide any kind of credible leadership and the work that needs to be done to protect people in this most desperate hour, I cannot in good conscience continue to mount a campaign that cannot win and which would interfere with the important work required of all of us in this difficult hour,” he added.

Gray's comments illustrate a common sentiment held by the left. Many left-leaning Democrats and Sanders supporters argue that Biden will have to earn support from younger voters and progressives alike, a demographic that Sanders appealed to most. 

Though Biden routed Sanders during each primary after Super Tuesday, it’s unclear how many swing voters and progressives he can win over in the general election. 

“Democrats deserve a candidate who was vetted. The corporate media shirked their responsibility,” Gray added.