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Thu Apr 20, 2017, 10:45 AM

Bernie Sanders's strange behavior


By Aaron Blake

Bernie Sanders has embarked on a “Come Together and Fight Back” tour with with Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez. But he's not really helping on that first part.

Over the last few days, Sanders's has at times offered some odd comments for a guy pushing for Democratic unity.

To wit:

- He said that he still isn't actually a Democrat
- He repeated his line that President Trump “did not win the election; the Democrats lost the election” — drawing some angry responses from Hillary Clinton supporters who see this as either a shot at her or as something that Sanders's primary campaign contributed to (or both)

- Sanders's message has differed from Perez's in a couple key ways

But the most puzzling development this week is Sanders's decision to keep Georgia special election candidate Jon Ossoff at arms-length. Sanders hasn't endorsed Ossoff, and in an interview with the Wall Street Journal, he seemed to suggest Ossoff's progressive bona fides were in question.

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Thu Apr 20, 2017, 11:19 AM

1. Could He Please Be Quiet

and concentrate on his job as an Independent Senator from Vermont. And could we please stop this tour which has done nothing to restore 'unity'

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Thu Apr 20, 2017, 05:00 PM

2. They made a mistake in giving him

a job as director of outreach. He should be spoken to quietly, and told to leave the tour and go home.

Bernie, go back to your back bench.

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