July 28, 2016

Xavier Becerra Past Comments Showcase Clinton-Sanders Tension

The Democratic primary was a tension and conflict-filled contest. The lingering ill-will has been on full display in Philadelphia. That strain will not be improved by having Congressman Xavier Becerra (D-CA) address the convention.

Last month, Congressman Becerra disparaged the young Latino supporters of Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) when he charged that “the young generation, often times, has not engaged, has not participated,” and implied that’s why they are supporting Sanders.

This is exactly the type of divisive rhetoric that will prevent Democratic unity in November. By giving Becerra a convention speaking slot, Clinton once again shows the Sanders side how she really feels about them.