Sanders Points Finger at ‘The Establishment’ for Super Tuesday Losses

Sanders Points Finger at ‘The Establishment’ for Super Tuesday Losses

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) cited establishment forces within the Democratic Party as to why he finished second in several Super Tuesday states last week.

Sanders, appearing on Meet the Press Sunday, said he would have won more states had the field of candidates not shrunk in the days prior.

“The establishment put a great deal of pressure on Pete Buttigieg, on Amy Klobuchar,” Sanders told Chuck Todd. “If they had not withdrawn from the race before Super Tuesday — which was kind of a surprise to a lot of people — I suspect we would have won in Minnesota, we would have won in Maine, we would have won in Massachusetts.”

Former vice president Joe Biden edged out Sanders in those states by margin of nine, one and seven percentage points, respectively. Sanders, meanwhile, won four of the fourteen states up for grabs: California, Colorado, Utah and Vermont.

“What we are doing in this campaign, Chuck,” Sanders continued, “is we are taking on not only the entire political establishment but the corporate establishment as well.”

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William Vaillancourt

William Vaillancourt

William Vaillancourt is a writer and editor from New Hampshire whose work has appeared in The Washington Post, The Boston Globe, The Progressive, Slate and Areo Magazine, among other places. He holds a BA in Political Science and History from Boston University.