Staunch Bernie Sanders advocate Susan Sarandon isn’t sure she’ll be able to vote for someone other than the Vermont senator in the presidential election later this year.
Asked during an interview with Chris Hayes on Monday’s All In With Chris Hayes if Sanders supporters would cast their ballots for Hillary Clinton were she to get the nomination over their preferred candidate, Sarandon said, “I think Bernie would probably encourage people [to vote for Clinton], because he doesn’t have any ego in this thing. But I think a lot of people are, ‘Sorry, I just can’t bring myself to do that.'”
Pushed to answer only for herself, Sarandon said, “I don’t know. I’m going to see what happens.”
Hayes then asked Sarandon how she could say that when the alternative could possibly be Donald Trump, the Republican frontrunner. “Some people feel Donald Trump will bring the revolution immediately. If he gets in, then things will really explode,” Sarandon said, a scenario Hayes called “dangerous.”
“If you think it’s pragmatic to shore up the status quo right now, then you’re not in touch with the status quo. The status quo is not working. It’s dangerous to think we can continue the way we are with the militarized police force, with privatized prisons, with the death penalty, with the low minimum wage, with threats to women’s rights, and think you can’t do something huge to turn that around,” Sarandon said. “The country is not in good shape. If you’re in the middle class, it’s disappearing.”
Watch the full segment below.