'As you can see, when power is threatened, power is resilient. When power is threatened, it responds,' said Stacey Walker. 'We're seeing that right now on the national level with very important establishment voices trying to warn the rest of their people about this growing movement. But this movement is also strong.'
Walker, the 1st black supervisor of Linn County, worked for President Barack Obama's 2012 reelection and for the Obama-affiliated political action committee Organizing for Action.
'We can look at the Republican Party and the Democratic Party and call out the bullshit. That's what it's gonna take. In order for big change to happen, you have to have an honest conversation about what's actually wrong. You can't have an honest conversation if we're doing what the ruling class wants.'
Obama's former campaign manager, Jim Messina, has repeatedly criticized Sanders's campaign.