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Sanders Will Pick a Different Sup. Ct. Justice If Elected

Sanders Will Pick a Different Sup. Ct. Justice If Elected

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Bernie Sanders says Merrick Garland is not progressive enough.

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Speaking to Rachel Maddow on Thursday, Democratic presidential candidate said that if he wins the presidency he would ask President Obama to withdraw the nomination of Merrick Garland for Supreme Court justice so he could nominate a more "progressive" justice.

The Vermont senator said he has a litmus test for any potential Supreme Court justice -- he must be "loud and clear" that he will vote to overturn the "disastrous" Citizens United decision, in which the court approved unlimited campaign spending by corporations and labor unions.

"I'm very worried about the future of American democracy and the ability of billionaires to buy elections," he told Maddow.

The MSNBC journalist then shifted the conversation to the presidential race, asking Sanders whether he would try to convince superdelegates to change their support from Hillary Clinton to him, even if he was behind in pledged delegates. See his answer below.

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Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.
Neal Broverman is the Editorial Director, Print of Pride Media, publishers of The Advocate, Out, Out Traveler, and Plus, spending more than 20 years in journalism. He indulges his interest in transportation and urban planning with regular contributions to Los Angeles magazine, and his work has also appeared in the Los Angeles Times and USA Today. He lives in the City of Angels with his husband, children, and their chiweenie.