"Frankly, what the Democratic Party is about is running around to rich peoples' homes and raising obscene sums of money from wealthy people. What we need to do is to say to working class people - we are on your side," he said.
The defiant tone by Sanders, a U.S. senator from Vermont, has worried some Democrats anxious to see Clinton begin to unify the party and turn her attention to a fall election showdown with Trump.
Trump has gained ground in opinion polls as Republicans begin to rally around his likely candidacy. A Washington Post-ABC News poll released on Sunday showed Trump with a 2-point lead over Clinton, within the margin of error. In early March, Clinton led Trump by 9 percentage points in the same poll.
The starkly different messages showed off a Democratic split that is getting worse than the fight within the GOP over presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump.
Reid said he had spoken to Sanders for 10 minutes on Tuesday but in an interview with CNN called the release from the Sanders campaign a ?silly statement? that ?someone else prepared for him.?
?When it breaks down to shouting matches, demonstrations and violence, it?s unacceptable,? said Senate Democratic Whip #$%$ Durbin (Ill.). ?Shouting down speakers and throwing chairs in hotel gatherings ? those things aren?t consistent with reasonable discourse.?
Tensions spiraled out of control at the Nevada Democratic convention over the weekend when frustrations among Sanders?s supporters erupted into shouting, angry demonstrations and thrown chairs.
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) was booed off the stage in Las Vegas when she appealed for Sanders backers calm down. She said she feared for her safety.
Death threats and vulgar messages were left with Nevada Democratic Party Chairwoman Roberta Lange ? and then were posted online by Nevada political reporter Jon Ralston.
?I just wanted to let you know that I think people like you should be hung [sic] in a public execution to show this world that we won?t stand for this sort of corruption,? says the caller on one voicemail, who left his phone number
Because they refuse to vote for Hilary,so they won't vote....If they don't vote for HIlary its like another vote for TRUMP...get it yet? or do you need more ?
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