Bernie Sanders has been invited to continue his underdog bid for the White House by the Green party’s probable presidential candidate, who has offered to step aside to let him run.
Jill Stein, who is expected to be endorsed at the party’s August convention in Houston, told Guardian US that “overwhelming” numbers of Sanders supporters are flocking to the Greens rather than Hillary Clinton.
Stein insisted that her presidential bid has a viable “near term goal” of reaching 15% in national polling, which would enable her to stand alongside presumptive nominees Clinton and Donald Trump in televised election debates.
But in a potentially destabilising move for the Democratic party, and an exciting one for Sanders’ supporters, the Green party candidate said she was willing to stand aside for Sanders.
“I’ve invited Bernie to sit down explore collaboration – everything is on the table,” she said. “If he saw that you can’t have a revolutionary campaign in a counter-revolutionary party, he’d be welcomed to the Green party. He could lead the ticket and build a political movement,” she said.
According to Stein she has already e-mailed her offer to Sanders.
You know I am really starting to dislike this woman.
And it really seems that she is driven more by her intense hatred toward Hillary than by any desire to win an election or make a political point.If the FBI won't charge Hillary do we now live in a country where ruling elites are ⬆️ laws? https://t.co/v0nXsoiAjK pic.twitter.com/27UTX2gceV— Dr. Jill Stein (@DrJillStein) July 6, 2016
Besides she MUST know that if Sanders were to actually take her up on this offer that it would literally be handing the election to Donald Trump.