Jane Sanders: We’re Going To Hold Clinton Accountable After Endorsing Her

Former Democratic presidential candidate, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., hugs wife Jane after standing with the Vermont delegation and asking that Hillary Clinton become the unanimous choice for President of the United States during the second day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia , Tuesday, July 26, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
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Jane Sanders told Rolling Stone on Wednesday that she and her husband, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), were going to hold Hillary Clinton accountable on promises she’s made after endorsing her at the Democratic National Convention.

Sanders said that her husband’s supporters shouldn’t get over his campaign, rather that Clinton should work to gain their trust.

“We understand that we earned their support and their trust. Now Hillary Clinton has to earn their support and their trust,” Sanders told Rolling Stone. “And we will hold (the Clinton campaign) accountable because we are endorsing her. We are that much more committed to making sure (she follows through on her promises), instead of saying, ‘Oh, it’s politics as usual, people change.'”

Sanders said that they knew her husband wasn’t going to win the presidency after the on June 7 primaries in California, New Jersey and a number of other states.

“But we had to do as much as we possibly could on the issues to honor all of the work that so many people have done, and that we did,” she told the magazine.

Sanders’ supporters have been vocal on the convention floor throughout the week’s events, often interrupting the speakers on stage with their chants. Sanders threw his support behind Clinton in the final speech of the opening night of the convention, saying that Democrats needed to unite behind her in order to defeat Donald Trump.

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