Bernie Sanders Campaign: Will He Be Exiting The 2016 Presidential Race?

Bernie Sanders’ campaign took another hard hit this weekend, after his Press Secretary Symone Sanders left the position on Sunday. The question remains: Will Bernie Sanders be the next person to leave the 2016 election?

Symone Sanders, who quickly rose in the political ranks after joining his presidential campaign, broke the news to Fusion on Sunday, reported the International Business Times. Shortly after, Symone spoke with CNN about her decision.

“I just believe my time with the campaign has come to an end. I’m very proud of the work we have done and am now looking forward to helping elect down-ballot Democrats and do all I can to ensure a Democrat is the 45th president of the United States.”

The Bernie Sanders’ campaign has been working with Symone Sanders since August of 2015. Previously, she was employed with the consumer-rights group Public Citizen. Symone Sanders also had worked with the Washington, D.C.,-based Coalition for Juvenile Justice, according to Politico. The two initially connected when she approached Bernie Sanders to discuss the Black Lives Matter movement.

The Bernie Sanders’ campaign received Symone Sanders’ formal resignation last week. She said that her and Campaign Manager Jeff Weaver are “all in a good place” and added that, “there is so much work to be done and too much at stake in November for me to sit on the sidelines.” The former press secretary disclosed that she didn’t have another position lined up since leaving the campaign.

Symone Sanders hasn’t been the only employee to leave Bernie Sanders. Tech worker Zach Schneider and Paul Betancourt, the California operations director, ended their stint with the progressive last month. In April, over 200 employees working for the campaign were laid off because Sanders’ primary schedule was lessening, Weaver told CNN.

Bernie Sanders’ campaign has yet to come to an official close. Last week, he announced that he would be voting for presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton. Sanders has also made his disdain loud and clear for Donald Trump. In a recent interview with MSNBC, he explained that he was going to do everything he could “to defeat Donald Trump.” A few weeks ago, Bernie Sanders met with Hillary Clinton to discuss strategies against the Trump campaign.

“I think Trump in so many ways would be a disaster for this country if he were elected president.”

Bernie Sanders’ campaign has remained on the road. On Friday evening, Sanders addressed a group of supporters in Syracuse, New York, where he explained how the Democratic Party was “not yet embracing the progressive platform planks that he wanted,” reported the Washington Post. He echoed this sentiment on Sunday during an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper. Sanders told the reporter that he was going to “take that fight to Orlando, where the entire committee meets in two weeks.” He added that if he didn’t have success in Orlando, he would without a doubt take his revolution “to the floor of the Democratic convention.”

Bernie Sanders’ campaign has been suffering for quite sometime. According to Real Clear Politics, Sanders has fewer than 3.7 million votes, compared to Hillary Clinton. He also lacks in delegates, having 389 less than the Clinton campaign.

The Bernie Sanders’ campaign still has believers who “feel the Bern.” According to the University of Texas / Texas Politics Project, only 40 percent of Sanders supporters are ready to endorse Hillary Clinton, wrote the Dallas Morning News.

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