- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Sen. Bernard Sanders admitted Wednesday that he was booed by “discontented” House Democrats angry that the Vermont senator still refuses to formally exit the presidential primary and endorse Hillary Clinton.

A handful of Democrats reportedly booed Mr. Sanders after he dodged questions about when he plans to endorse Mrs. Clinton, who has captured enough delegates to be the party’s presumptive White House nominee.

In an interview on CNN Wednesday afternoon, the senator conceded that some lawmakers weren’t happy with what they heard.

“We have differences of opinion, because we look at the world a little differently,” he said of the Democrats who booed. “What I am trying to do and the reason I ran for president is to help transform this country, to deal with income and wealth inequality, a declining middle class, and the fact that so many of our young people are leaving school so deeply in debt.”

Mr. Sanders added that “by and large, the response was pretty good” from House Democrats, though he did say a “few people who were discontented” made their feelings clear.

The senator also wouldn’t explicitly say the Democratic primary is over, even though the final votes were cast a month ago.

“What is over is the fact she has more delegates than I do,” he said. “But the nomination is not the only aspect of what politics is about.”

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