Jane Sanders: The Rules Don't Make a Lot of Sense
Jane Sanders, wife of Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, spoke out about closed primaries on Your World today following her husband’s win in the Indiana Democratic primary.
She said it "seems counterproductive" that the two main political parties, in a number of state primaries, are excluding Independents from participating in the primary process.
"You would think that the parties wanted to grow," Sanders said. "Bernie is bringing millions of people across the country into the Democratic Party and yet, the Democratic Party shuts the door on them and says, 'Thanks, but no thanks. We want you in the general but you can't play a role in choosing the primary candidate.
"So it seems kind of silly, counterproductive if they want to grow the party. And that's -- the number of Independents -- that's the largest growing contingent in this country."
Watch the wide-ranging interview above.