Bernie Fights Convention Posts

Headline Roundup May 29th, 2016

Sanders wants to stop 2 Clinton allies from getting top posts on DNC committees.

Bernie Fights Convention Posts

From the Center
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Bernie Sanders is fighting to oust two Hillary Clinton supporters heading key Democratic National Convention committees, despite the party’s refusal to remove them, in the latest sign of disunity amid a bitter fight for the presidential nomination.

An attorney for Mr. Sanders’s campaign sent a letter to Democratic National Committee officials on Friday asking them to disqualify former congressman Barney Frank and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy, who are co-chairmen of the convention’s rules and platform committees, respectively.

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From the Right
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Bernie Sanders is attempting to wage a fight to the finish for the Democratic presidential nomination -- and to upend the party’s “rigged” system -- by trying to remove key convention officials.

The Sanders campaign has called former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank and Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy “aggressive attack surrogates” for Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton.

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From the Left
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Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont is seeking to bar allies of Hillary Clinton from leading the powerful rules and platform committees of the Democratic National Convention in July, escalating his battle with party leaders.

In a letter sent on Friday to party officials, lawyers for Mr. Sanders said that the appointments of Barney Frank, the former Massachusetts congressman, and Gov. Dannel P. Malloy of Connecticut violated party rules. Mr. Frank is to co-lead th

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