Bernie Sanders has already agreed to support Hillary Clinton and praise for the Democratic platform drafting committee, a huge step for the party. However, the Vermont senator is still not 100% agreeing with their ideas, being against the Trans-Pacific Partnership.
According to NPR, The Bern wants the final variant of the platform to oppose the free-trade deal, negotiated by Barack Obama’s administration, claiming that it “threatens our democracy”.
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Bernie Sanders refers to the draft of the platform, released this Friday, which should put more emphasis on enacting a national minimum wage at $15 per hour. Despite specifically mentioning that “Americans should earn at least $15 an hour,” the draft doesn’t call for legislation to that end, says the above mentioned source.
This issue is not something new though, as it’s basically what divided the White House from many Democrats. When she was Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton promoted the Trans-Pacific Partnership, but came in opposition last year, in October, right before the first Democratic primary debate.
“If both Clinton and I agree that the TPP should not get to the floor of Congress this year, it’s hard to understand why an amendment saying so would not be overwhelmingly passed,” Bernie Sanders said this Sunday.
“You want my vote? Fix this!”
A conclusion regarding the Trans-Pacific Partnership will be taken next week and it can be considered a crucial factor in Bernie Sanders’ decision to endorse Hillary Clinton. Yes, the Senator said that he will do anything he can in order to stop Donald Trump, but never mentioned anything about endorsing the Democratic nominee.
“Right now my hope is that we can reach an agreement on some very important issues and I can go forward to the millions of people who supported me and say, ‘Look, this is the progress that you’ve made. This is where we’re gonna go as a country,'” Bernie Sanders said.