Students Yell ‘Hillary Is a War Monger’ and ‘Sellout’ During Bernie Rally at University of New Mexico

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., waves as he leaves a campaign rally at Fitzgerald Fieldhouse on the University of Pittsburgh campus, Monday, April 25, 2016, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders is struggling to transfer the enthusiastic support he received in the Democrat primary to Democrat presidential nominee Hillary Rodham Clinton.

A crowd estimated at around a thousand people showed up to listen to Sanders at the University of New Mexico on Tuesday, but many of the students used the rally to express their disgust with Clinton by yelling, “Hillary is a war monger” and unfurling a sheet with “Never Hillary” written on it.

The Albuquerque Journal report on the rally included a picture of the sheet with “Never Hillary” written on it and covered the protesters by saying in part, “A vocal contingent of protesters made their presence felt at today’s event, some brandishing signs in support of Libertarian nominee Gary Johnson and at least one shouting ‘Bernie is a sell out!’”

Supporters of both Green presidential candidate Jill Stein and Libertarian candidate Gary Johnson appear to be well represented in Tweets from the event. Stein has aggressively courted Sanders supporters by slamming Clinton since the Democrat convention in Philadelphia.

Other attendees wished they could vote for Sanders in the general election.

Others were left to wonder what happened to the “real Bernie” and the political “revolution” he championed during the primary.

Sanders earned millions of votes during the Democrat primary by campaigning against the broken political system that caters to the “millionaires and billionaires” while ignoring the will of regular people. For many, the Clintons exemplify the entrenched corruption that the Bernie revolution was built to overthrow.

Dustin Stockton is a political reporter for Breitbart News, a community liaison for Gun Owners of America, and a political strategist. Follow him on Twitter @DustinStockton or  Facebook.


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