“On behalf of everyone at the DNC, we want to offer a deep and sincere apology to Senator Sanders, his supporters, and the entire Democratic Party for the inexcusable remarks made over email.” This is the opening of the DNC statement on the 20,000 emails released by WikiLeaks this past weekend which paint a deceptive image of the people behind the scenes of the Democratic Party. The emails depict the DNC as plotting against Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders so that Hillary Clinton would eventually win the Democratic nomination (which is the likely outcome of this week’s convention). The DNC’s statement also affirms that “the DNC does not—and will not—tolerate disrespectful language exhibited toward our candidates. Individual staffers have also rightfully apologized for their comments, and the DNC is taking appropriate action to ensure it never happens again.”
Sanders’ supporters went mad at the reveal of the emails, therefore devising protests to occur during the DNC, but Sanders has since urged them not to. Regardless of the differing opinions of Hillary Clinton, Sanders repeatedly reminds his supporters that at any cost, Trump must be defeated. Therefore, a vote for Clinton is a vote against Trump.
Sanders delivered a speech at the first night of the Democratic National Convention, speaking to the fact that he and Clinton have worked together to create a Democratic campaign platform that is the most progressive in the party’s history. So yes, a vote for Hillary is a vote against Trump, but it is also a vote for progressive policies that will positively change America. Stay tuned for more updates from the DNC.