Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Wednesday did not commit to conceding the primary even if it became clear he would not be the nominee, a move that traces back to 2016 when the senator was facing down then-Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
In an afternoon interview, MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt asked Sanders if he would leave the race before the national convention. His response? “I intend to be the Democratic nominee.”
After a back-and-forth — “Are you asking that of every candidate?” — and further pressing, Sanders said he was proud of his grassroots campaigns, particularly in the key states of New Hampshire and Iowa, and his million volunteers.
Bernie Sanders wouldn’t commit to dropping out of the race before the convention if he were not the nominee and said some people say he would’ve beat Trump “if the system weren’t rigged against me.” with @kasie
— Natasha Bertrand (@NatashaBertrand) June 26, 2019