Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders fired back at Hillary Clinton blaming him in her new book for making it more difficult for her to defeat Donald Trump.
Clinton accused Sanders of doing “lasting damage” to her campaign in her new book “What Happened.”
“His attacks caused lasting damage, making it harder to unify progressives in the general election and paving the way for Trump’s ‘Crooked Hillary’ campaign,” she wrote.
In an appearance on “The Late Show” with Stephen Colbert Thursday, Sanders urged Clinton to stop “arguing about 2016.”
“Look, Secretary Clinton ran against the most unpopular candidate in the history of this country and she lost and she was upset about it and I understand that,” Sanders said. “But our job is really not to go backwards. It is to go forwards.”
“We have got to think going forward,” he said. “I would like her to join us in a fight for 15, in a Medicare-for-all single-payer system, in taking on the fossil fuel industry so that we transform our energy system away from fossil fuel and move to energy efficient and sustainable energy.”
Clinton is scheduled to appear on the “Late Show” later this month. Sanders urged Colbert to ask her to stop reliving 2016 and join the fight against Trump.
“Let’s not keep arguing about 2016,” he said. “Let’s get together, take on Trump’s desire to divide us up, let’s go forward with a progressive agenda. Ask her if she’ll do that.”