Sen. Bernie Sanders said the Democratic Party’s national convention—along with his own efforts to make the party more inclusive—may be “messy.”
“Democracy is not always nice and quiet and gentle,” the Vermont senator told the AP. Sanders added that be believes the Democratic Party can either maintain its current climate or work to become more inclusive: “If they make the right choice and open the doors to working-class people and young people and create the kind of dynamism that the Democratic Party needs, it’s going to be messy.” During a Today show appearance later in the morning, however, Sanders accused the media of taking his words out of context: “The context of that was that democracy is messy. That people will have vigorous debate on the issues,” he explained. Read more.