Sanders says Americans see Clinton as 'lesser of two evils'

Presidential hopeful and underdog for the Democratic nomination Bernie Sanders said one of the reasons he is staying in the race is because he does not want Americans “voting for the lesser of two evils.”

Sanders added that he will use Hillary Clinton’s low favorability ratings as part of his case to Democratic party super delegates that they should back him over her.

“We need a campaign, an election, coming up which does not have two candidates who are really very, very strongly disliked. I don’t want to see the American people voting for the lesser of two evils,” the senator told ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos during an interview that will air on “This Week” Sunday. “I want the American people to be voting for a vision of economic justice, of social justice, of environmental justice, of racial justice.”

Asked by Stephanopoulos whether he would describe Clinton as the lesser of two evils against Donald Trump, Sanders responded, “No, I wouldn’t describe it, but that’s what the American people are saying.”