After the DNC email leak, should Sanders disavow Clinton? | The Tylt

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After the DNC email leak, should Sanders disavow Clinton?
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#DisavowHRC
#DontDisavowHRC

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?

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After the DNC email leak, should Sanders disavow Clinton?
#DisavowHRC
#DontDisavowHRC
#DisavowHRC
Supporters cannot see how Sanders could actually get up and make a speech at the DNC supporting Clinton after these revelations.
#DisavowHRC
They are demanding he not only disavow Clinton, but take up his run for the presidency again.
#DisavowHRC
Many claim the leaked emails show a level of corruption so intense that the Democratic Party is basically finished, and Clinton must step down.
#DontDisavowHRC
But some point out that the loudest disavowal demands are coming from Trump's supporters. They say that disavowing Clinton isn't about purging the left of corruption, but about helping Trump win.
#DontDisavowHRC
Trump has been calling Sanders a sellout, weak, and a fraud for not withdrawing his endorsement of Clinton. This affirms the beliefs of many Democrats that a disavowal will just serve Trump's purposes.
#DontDisavowHRC
Clinton supporters are adamant that a disavowal just does the Trump campaign's work for him.
#DontDisavowHRC
Even Sanders' campaign manager thinks it's time to move on.
FINAL RESULTS
After the DNC email leak, should Sanders disavow Clinton?
A festive crown for the winner
#DisavowHRC
#DontDisavowHRC