“Last Show” host Stephen Colbert on Thursday grilled Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) about his decision to remain in the 2016 race after admitting this week that Hillary Clinton would be the Democratic nominee.
“What is it you want?” Colbert asked in a taping on Thursday afternoon, hours before the Vermont senator was set to address supporters in New York City.
Saying he had no plan to drop out or endorse Clinton during his speech at Manhattan’s Town Hall, Sanders also brushed aside the suggestion that he was staying in the contest as a “negotiating tool” to influence the Democratic Party at the July convention.
“We want our 12 million supporters to be heard,” Sanders said.
In his speech Thursday evening, however, Sanders said he would seek key rule changes at the Philadelphia convention including opening all state primaries to independents and eliminating superdelegates.
“While we’re at it, we may as well transform the entire Democratic Party,” Sanders said, according to The Hill.
Watch a clip of his interview below.