- The Washington Times - Sunday, June 26, 2016

Although he said he would vote for Hillary Clinton, that hasn’t stopped Bernard Sanders from trying to push the presumptive Democratic presidential nominee further to the left.

Mr. Sanders, who has not suspended his own presidential campaign, on Sunday said the former secretary of state’s plans on education and health care simply don’t go far enough to win over many of his supporters.

“We are trying to say to Secretary Clinton and to the Clinton campaign, ‘Make it clear which side you are on,’” he said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

“For example, one of the areas that I think resonated very strongly across this country is the understanding that today, in 2016, we need to make public education include free tuition at public colleges and universities,” Mr. Sanders said. “Truth is, Secretary Clinton has some good ideas about higher education. Doesn’t go far enough.”

“In terms of health care, it is not good enough to say that 90 percent of our people have health insurance now, because many of those insurance policies are really quite inadequate,” he said.

The Vermont senator on Friday said he would likely vote for Mrs. Clinton in a general election match-up against Republican Donald Trump.

But he stopped short of formally endorsing the former secretary of state, saying she needs to make more progressive policy commitments on education, health care and the minimum wage.



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