After the DNC email leak, should Sanders disavow Clinton? | The Tylt
WikiLeaks released nearly 20,000 emails from Democratic National Convention (DNC) officials, some of which show DNC staffers actively working against Bernie Sanders during the primary. Some Democrats have responded to the leak by shrugging their shoulders. They think the emails are embarrassing, but not catastrophic.
But Sanders' supporters are irate—arguing the leak proves the election was rigged against their candidate. They are demanding that Sanders revoke his endorsement of Clinton with #BernieMustDisavow, which trended on Twitter all weekend.
Should Sanders disavow Clinton?
Just to add to the drama, Sanders is scheduled to speak at the opening night of the DNC in Philadelphia, which is already awash in anti-Clinton protests. Many Sanders' supporters say that if the Vermont senator doesn't renounce Clinton, he's colluding in her corruption and betraying their movement. They want to see the DNC discredited and destroyed, and some want Sanders to get back in the race. Others say that the primary—no matter how divisive and nasty—is in the past. They've pointed out that the disavowal calls are being heavily promoted by Trump's supporters, just to divide Democrats.
But what would Sanders disavowing Clinton really accomplish? Some believe the only thing a disavowal could possibly accomplish is pleasing his most extreme supporters who weren't planning on voting for Clinton anyway. Critics argue Democrats need to drop the disavowal argument and come together to defeat their real enemy: Donald Trump.
What do you think: #DisavowHRC or #DontDisavowHRC?
After the DNC email leak, should Sanders disavow Clinton?
The Wikileaks e-mail release today was so bad to Sanders that it will make it impossible for him to support her, unless he is a fraud!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 23, 2016