MSNBC: Sanders Campaign Willing to Tie Up Democratic Convention

• May 16, 2016 11:10 am


MSNBC correspondent Chris Jansing appeared on Morning Joe on Monday to discuss the path for Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I., Vt.) campaign moving forward and how they were planning to influence the Democratic Party platform.

The Sanders campaign has felt that it has not been treated fairly by the national party due to the role of superdelegates, who overwhelmingly favor Hillary Clinton over Sanders and how many senior members of the Democratic Party have been supporting Clinton since the beginning of the campaign.

"All the way through the convention, could get messy, Chris?" co-host Mika Brzezinski said.

"I was just talking to Jeff Weaver last night, and in his most pointed language, he said to me, ‘Look, we need 25 percent to be able to get some of these issues out for a wider floor vote and it could really tie things up, and if we don't feel like we're being respected, if we don't feel like we're being treated the way we should, that's something that we're willing to do," Jansing said. "So, some of the strongest language I've heard from anybody atop his campaign talking about what they're willing to do at the national convention."

The Democratic National Convention will occur in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from July 25 to 28. The Republican National Convention will occur just before that convention, from July 18 to 21 in Cleveland, Ohio.