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Sanders: Democratic Party Has Been ‘A Failure’ for 15 Years

Bernie Sanders, at a town hall in Mississippi, told the crowd that Democrats could not connect with America.

By NTK Staff | 04.05.2018 @11:29am

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) told a town hall in Mississippi on Wednesday that the Democratic Party “has been a failure” for the past 15 years.

Asked how the Democrats could harness the power of millennial turnout to reenergize the party, Sanders slammed Democrats’ performance in the 21st century.

“The business model for the Democratic Party for the last fifteen years or so has been a failure,” he said. “Over the last ten years, Democrats have lost about 1,000 seats in state legislatures all across this country.”

The socialist senator called for Democrats to contest red states, pointing out that many states like Mississippi are completely controlled by Republicans. But the Democratic establishment is resisting a party that would appeal to everyone in the country, he said.

“So what we are doing is trying against a whole lot of opposition. You know, the establishment doesn’t go quietly into the twilight. But we are trying to open the doors of the Democratic Party to young people, to the millennials,” Sanders said.

Sanders has attacked the Democratic Party in the past, even though he may seek the party’s presidential nomination in 2020.

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