With the Democratic National Convention just three months away, Hillary Clinton is the odds on favorite to win the party's nomination. While this might be the case, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is not ready to throw in the towel, and is laughing at the thought that he is hurting the Democratic Party.

Sanders still in

On Monday night, Sanders joined moderator and MSNBC host Chris Hayes for a town hall event in Pennsylvania hosted by network. The Vermont senator made headlines when he refused to encourage his supporters to vote for Clinton if she wins the nomination, insisting that the former Secretary of State needs to earn the votes herself.

Sanders was pressed on this issue, and others, while appearing for an interview on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" the following morning on April 26.

"A lot of people, especially in the Clinton campaign, say that you're hurting the party and you're hurting her chances,' "Morning Joe" co-host, Mika Brezinski asked the popular senator from Vermont.


Responding back while laughing, Sanders rhetorically asked, "I'm hurting the party?" Continuing, Sanders said he doesn't think he's hurting the party, and in fact, believes he's helping Democrats by expanding the party with his ability to increase voter turn out with millennials.

Primary round-up

"I do not accept that there is no path for us. Let's not count our chickens before they're hatched," Sanders told the "Morning Joe" panel. Sanders insisted that a "vigorous debate" was important to highlight the issues that are important to millions of potential American voters. While Sanders only trails Clinton by just over 200 delegates, 1428 to 1,152, it's the former First Lady's large Superdelegate lead that is causing the bigger problem. Currently Sanders only has 39 Superdelegates that are expected to side with his campaign, compared to 516 who are supporting Clinton.

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