Democrats' frustration with Sen. Bernie Sanders came to a boiling point Wednesday during a closed meeting with members of the House who booed the Vermont senator, according to Politico.
"Timeline! Timeline!" lawmakers shouted at Sanders, reports the Los Angeles Times
, while he continued to avoid answering when he would endorse rival Hillary Clinton as the party's presidential nominee.
Instead, Sanders chose to stick to campaign talking points.
"My message was a simple message: We have got to fight for the needs of the middle class and working families of this country," Sanders said after leaving the meeting room. "We got to get people involved in the political process, we got to get a large voter turnout, and if we have a larger voter turnout, Democrats will regain control of the Senate and I believe they're gonna take the House back," the Times reported.
"He went in there with his canned talking points from the stump," a source who was in the meeting room told the Times. "People just weren't having it."
Sanders did praise Clinton's proposal to waive tuition at in-state pubic colleges to students whose families make under $125,000 per year, according to The Associated Press.
This, combined with a liberal Democratic platform draft, shows that Clinton is incorporating Sanders' policies and ideas into her campaign, and she's doing it without his support, New York Magazine
The magazine argues that if Sanders had taken Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren's approach, withholding her support until Clinton needed it and becoming a front-runner for vice president, he would likely have much more sway over the party than he does now.
"It was frustrating because he's squandering the movement he built with a self-obsession that was totally on display," one senior Democrat told Politico.
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