WASHINGTON – Sen. Bernie Sanders’ campaign spokesman, Michael Briggs, issued the following statement on Tuesday after the senator met with Secretary Hillary Clinton at the Capital Hilton:
“Senator Sanders and Secretary Clinton met in Washington on Tuesday evening and had a positive discussion about how best to bring more people into the political process and about the dangerous threat that Donald Trump poses to our nation.
“Sanders congratulated Secretary Clinton on the campaign she has run and said he appreciated her strong commitment to stopping Trump in the general election.
“The two discussed a variety of issues where they are seeking common ground: substantially raising the minimum wage; real campaign finance reform: making health care universal and accessible; making college affordable and reducing student debt.
“Sanders and Clinton agreed to continue working to develop a progressive agenda that addresses the needs of working families and the middle class and adopting a progressive platform for the Democratic National Convention.”
The meeting also was attended by Jane Sanders, Jeff Weaver, John Podesta and Robby Mook.