Bernie Sanders coming back to Utah for ‘unity tour’

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. speaks at a campaign rally in Seattle, March 20, 2016 | AP Photo/Stephen Brashear, St. George News

SALT LAKE CITY — Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-VT, who won the Democratic caucus here in Utah during his run for president, is planning a return trip.

Utah Democratic Party Chairman Peter Corroon confirmed to FOX 13 that Sanders will be in Utah with Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez.

Details were still being worked out, but they are expected to arrive in Utah later this month. Corroon said an exact date has not been set.

Perez and Sen. Sanders are part of a “unity tour” the DNC is going on to bridge intra-party divides, especially in the aftermath of last year’s election losses. The Republican Party controls the White House and Congress.

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Written by BEN WINSLOW,

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  • Not_So_Much April 8, 2017 at 6:39 am

    Is Bernie just looking for a place to buy his 4th home, yes 4th.

    • comments April 8, 2017 at 12:27 pm

      ok, Not_So_Smart, how much real estate u think ‘the donald’ owns. politicians are mostly rich. so your point is?

  • Henry April 8, 2017 at 9:01 am

    Bernie stated in early February that Tom Perez would represent the same “failed status-quo” approach if elected DNC Chairman, after the previous two DNC Chairman were revealed to have colluded on the behalf of candidate Hillary Clinton.

    Now Perez and Sanders are traveling across the country on a “unity tour”? It would be more apt to call it Bernie’s “sellout tour”.

  • Caveat_Emptor April 8, 2017 at 9:30 am

    2016 was just another example of a long line of disconnects between campaigning to get enough electoral votes, and reality.

    In the depths of the 2008 financial crisis, we needed a “change”, which we got thru some legislation and lots of executive orders, over 8 years.

    Whether Joe Biden, or Bernie Sanders, had replaced Hilary at the top of the ticket my guess is that Trumpism would still have prevailed. In 20/20 Hindsight folks had enough of the over-reach of the Obama years, and the composition of Congress reflected that. Trump made plenty of promises on the campaign trail that were not founded on facts, or even achievable objectives in the real world. The swamp is as murky as ever.

    Even without the DNC E-mail hack, and documentary evidence of the party royalty’s preference for Hilary, I cannot imagine how he could have prevailed at their convention. His policy platform was even less realistic than Trump’s, and sure enough Hilary adopted some elements to pander to his voters……….To her credit, Hilary had the most comprehensive platform, and eight years of momentum to build on.

    The Democrats enjoyed their traditional bi-coastal domination, but Middle America made the difference.

    • Henry April 8, 2017 at 5:49 pm

      “To her credit, Hilary (sic) had the most comprehensive platform…” An in-depth look at Hillary’s 40 page platform (plus additional fact sheets) reveals more quantity than quality. As Politifact stated:

      – “Clinton’s … proposals tend to be incremental, offering modest improvements on the domestic policies of President Barack Obama. Her foreign policy and national security platform largely follows Obama’s trajectory as well…” Simply restating existing policies is not particularly insightful or original.

      “His (Bernie’s) policy platform was even less realistic than Trump’s, and sure enough Hilary (sic) adopted some elements to pander to his voters…” Several of Hillary’s proposals, made prior to incorporating Bernie’s elements, were unrealistic and had no chance of making it through Congress. Again from Politifact:

      – “Early on in the campaign, Clinton advocated for free tuition at community colleges… which will cost $350 billion over 10 years”

      – “Pass comprehensive immigration reform with a path to citizenship that keeps families together.” However, “Congress has been trying to pass comprehensive immigration reform for years.” and “…the Supreme Court blocked some of Obama’s executive actions on immigration attempting to give legal protection to certain categories of illegal immigrants.”

      – “Clinton wants to build on Obama’s Affordable Care Act.” But “She would likely need a Congress that’s even further left-leaning than what Obama had in his first term to accomplish this goal.”

      – “(Clinton) will do everything we can to overturn Citizens United…the landmark Supreme Court decision that allowed unlimited super PAC spending.” However, “…despite Clinton’s calls to address money in politics, anonymous donors have funnelled millions into numerous groups backing her nomination.”

      – “The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center found that taxes would increase by an estimated $1.1 trillion over the next decade under Clinton’s tax plan.”

  • Real Life April 8, 2017 at 7:22 pm

    Communists suck.

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