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Bernie Sanders: Kaine Too Conservative, Prefer a Progressive

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By    |   Sunday, 24 Jul 2016 10:30 AM

Sen. Bernie Sanders thinks former rival Hillary Clinton's vice presidential pick of Sen. Tim Kaine is too conservative — and that he'd "prefer" progressive Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the No. 2 slot on the party's ticket.

In an interview on NBC News' "Meet The Press" on Sunday, Sanders praised the Virginia senator, but said it wouldn't have been his choice.

"I've known Tim Kaine for a number of years," he said. "He's a very, very smart guy and nice guy. His political views are not mine. He's more conservative than I am. Would I prefer to see an Elizabeth Warren selected by Secretary Clinton? Yes, I would have."

Sanders also said the release by Wikileaks of nearly 20,000 e-mails sent and received by members of the Democratic National Committee that appear to confirm it was playing favorites with Clinton came as "no surprise" to him, calling for DNC head Debbie Wasserman Schultz to resign.

"Nobody has apologized to me," he said. "adding, however, "this really does not come as a shock to me or my supporters."

"There is no question but the DNC was on Secretary Clinton's side since Day One. The time is now Debbie Wasserman Schultz to step aside."

"We need a Democratic party that's open and will bring young people and working people into it, that it's going to stand up and take on the big money interest and work for working families," he said. "I would hope and I said this many months ago that she would step aside and we would have new leadership."

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Sen. Bernie Sanders thinks former rival Hillary Clinton's vice presidential pick of Sen. Tim Kaine is too conservative - and that he'd prefer progressive Sen. Elizabeth Warren in the No. 2 slot on the party's ticket. In an interview on NBC News' Meet The Press on...
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