While Hillary Clinton is raking in endorsements from leaders in the Democratic Party, the president, and others, one well-known individual isn’t rushing to endorse her, despite White House and senate pressure to do so.
That man is Sen. Bernie Sanders. Sanders has yet to concede defeat to Clinton, has in the past promised to contest the Democrat National Convention, and feels very strongly that the system of superdelegates stacked the election against him.
But one former congressman thinks he knows exactly why Sanders hasn’t bowed out of the Democratic race for the nomination.
While the mainstream media seems to refuse to acknowledge the facts, Newt Gingrich has no problem doing so. He says the reason why Sanders hasn’t conceded to Clinton is because she’s under “criminal investigation” by the FBI.
Gingrich made his comments while appearing on Fox News’ Fox and Friends.
“First of all, if I were Bernie and I think this is what he’s doing, why should he drop out before the FBI drops out?” Gingrich rhetorically asked. “As long as the FBI is in the game, he might as well stay around at least ’til the convention. I think that’s what he may do, ‘I’ll be a candidate all the way to the convention.’ Hillary has this huge headwind, that people know she’s dishonest…she can attack Donald Trump as a personality all she wants, you know she has no weapon comparable to what we’re learning about her.”
The White House admitted Thursday, despite what Clinton keeps contending, that the investigation into Clinton is indeed a criminal one.
“That’s why the president, when discussing this issue in each stage, has reiterated his commitment to this principle that any criminal investigation should be conducted independent of any sort of political interference and that people should be treated the same way before the law regardless of their political influence, regardless of their political party, regardless of their political stature and regardless of what political figure has endorsed them,” press secretary Josh Earnest said.
Those comments stand in stark contrast to what the president said Thursday on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, where Obama was apparently campaigning for Clinton, slamming Trump in the process, and making fun of Sanders staying in the race.
Trump said Friday it is the first time in U.S. history a sitting president has endorsed a presidential candidate who’s being criminally investigated.
If Clinton, indeed, is indicted for her handling of classified information on a private email server, Sanders could become the Democrat nominee, Obama would likely be chastised for embracing Clinton too soon, and many may conclude that Gingrich got it right.