Norman Lear Calls on Hollywood Democrats to Unite Behind Hillary Clinton

“Post-Indiana, it’s time and it’s sensible, sooner rather than later, to unite behind Hillary lest we and our values be trumped,” says the iconic television creator and liberal activist.

Bernie Sanders may have won the Indiana primary, but Hollywood’s Democratic patriarch Norman Lear is calling for industry liberals to be “sensible” and collectively unite behind Hillary Clinton now that Donald Trump has become the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

“If our liberal heads are on straight, we will be forever grateful to Bernie Sanders for teaching us to take pride in who we are — liberals, progressives, lefties — personally, I view us as Bleeding Heart Conservatives. There are no more conservative values than hewing religiously to delivering on our Founding Fathers’ promise of equal opportunity and equal justice under the law,” Lear, 93, says in a statement to The Hollywood Reporter. But, he continues, “now, post-Indiana, it’s time and it’s sensible, sooner rather than later, to unite behind Hillary lest we and our values be trumped.”