CNN Panel Laughs at Democratic Party Disunity, Sanders Refusing to Call Himself a Dem

‘The guy who came really close in their primaries still does not consider himself a member of the Democratic Party’

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HAYES: "Do you consider yourself a Democrat?"
SANDERS: "No. I'm an Independent and I think if the Democratic Party is going to succeed, and I want to see it succeed, it's going to have to open its doors to Independents who are probably — there are probably more Independents in this country than either Democrats or Republicans. It's got to open its doors to working people and to young people and create a grassroots party. That's what we need."
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KING: "If you were paying close attention, Chairman Perez was looking like, 'Where's the door? Energize anything. Get me out of here.'  It's a fun moment and it's good theater, but does it get at the fundamental problem of the party, that the guy who came really close in the primaries still does not consider himself a member of the Democratic Party? He's out there seemingly trying to rebuild."

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