Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders called for a new direction for the Democratic Party. Sanders also said he is backing Minnesota Representative Keith Ellison in his bid to become the next chairman of the Democratic National Committee.
The Democratic Party, divided into different camps since its bruising presidential election defeat, has come together recently. But Democrats disagree on whether Donald Trump played a role in the party's newfound unity.
The Democratic Party filed a suit against Russia, WikiLeaks and President Donald Trump, charging that they conspired to disrupt the 2016 election. Trump "gleefully welcomed Russia's help," the lawsuit claims.
The unprecedented public attention for the race to lead the Democratic National Committee, a post with limited powers, is a sign of the deep discontent over Donald Trump. It also represents a symbolic shift of the party.
American socialists have been celebrating a comeback at the same time as approval ratings for Republican president Donald Trump and the opposition Democratic Party have hit all-time lows.
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