Sen. Dianne Feinstein thinks it's time for Bernie Sanders to realize that the Democratic Party needs to come together and drop out of the race for the nomination, but Sanders campaign manager Jeff Weaver said efforts are being made to bring superdelegates over to the Vermont senator's side.
"I think the time has come for him to realize that and certainly it is very likely to come on Tuesday at the latest. Feinstein told MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell on the "Andrea Mitchell Reports"
program. "If you look at the election coming up, Hillary Clinton will have the 71 additional delegates she needs on Tuesday. Everything you do now should not be to provide divisions on our side of the aisle, on the democratic side but to bring people together, to rally around a platform, to come together as one great party to speak to the ideals of the Democratic Party."
And, said Feinstein, Sanders won't be able to convert the superdelegates at the convention.
"You may convert one, two, three, or four, but not enough to change the entire vote."
Weaver, appearing later on MSNBC, said that the Sanders campaign is intensifying its effort to reach out to superdelegates.
"The truth of the matter is, there are hundreds and hundreds of Clinton's so-called superdelegates who announced their support for her before there was a race, before we have seen all these recent and consistent polls," said Weaver.
Feinstein, who endorses Clinton, said she predicts the former secretary of state will win California.
"She's well known in California," said Feinstein. "She's well respected and California has a huge female vote. I believe women see Hillary as the best candidate between the two of them and one that represents the goals of women in our society. I am very hopeful that she will win and I believe she will."
But Weaver said he is a "little surprised Feinstein wants Sanders to pull out of the race, and that she "suggest he would not campaign vigorously in California."
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