Clerk Note: Ms. Stein is "the other woman" in the race and worthy of respect and consideration, without the baggage of neo-liberal Clinton. Stein is worthy of a vote from the heart.
Jill Stein shreds Sanders' Clinton endorsement
By: Nick Glass
On the same day Bernie Sanders officially endorsed Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination and declared she will make an "outstanding president," presumptive Green Party nominee Jill Stein was having none of it.
"If you don't want to vote for a warmonger or racist billionaire, there are more options. The political revolution will keep going," Stein tweeted in the hour preceding Sanders' announcement alongside Clinton in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
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In another tweet, Stein wrote, "While Trump praises dictators, Hillary takes their money. Remind us again of Saudi Arabia's human rights record?"
As Sanders began speaking, Stein offered her own hashtags to disaffected Bernie backers. "The revolution continues with those who will fight for a government that represents all of us--not just the 1%. #HillNo #JillYes," Stein wrote.
Stein has suggested she would step aside as the Green Party's standard bearer should Sanders wish to lead the ticket. "I've invited Bernie to sit down and explore collaboration," she told The Guardian in an interview published last Friday. "Everything is on the table. If he saw that you can't have a revolutionary campaign in a counter-revolutionary party, he'd be welcomed to the Green Party. He could lead the ticket and build a political movement."
"Many Berning hearts are breaking right now," Stein tweeted, with a broken-heart emoji.
Denouncing Clinton as a "servant of the 1%" in another tweet, Stein critiqued the former secretary of state, first lady and senator's role in advancing policy positions she opposes.
"I wish Hillary believed what you believe, @BernieSanders. But it just doesn't pass the laugh test," Stein added in another message.
While Sanders emphasized the importance of defeating Donald Trump, Stein remarked that the Vermont senator could propose a bill to introduce ranked-choice presidential voting.
"It sounds like the only good thing Bernie can say about Hillary is that she's not Donald," Stein continued. "That's what most of her supporters like about her."
But as Sanders' speech continued, Stein was still not finished.
"If Hillary believed this, she'd make Bernie VP so he could continue to speak for her, but she won't," Stein commented. "She doesn't offer full collaboration."
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