04/26/2016 14:51 EDT | Updated 04/27/2017 01:12 EDT

Harry Reid says Sanders has no path to the nomination

WASHINGTON — Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid says he does not think Bernie Sanders has a path to winning the Democratic presidential nomination.

Responding to questions at his weekly news conference Tuesday Reid declined to suggest Sanders should drop out or cede the ground to Hillary Clinton who's expected to post a strong showing in Tuesday's primaries.

He said Sanders is a good person who "has run a campaign that I think we've all recognized has been unique and powerful, and I think Bernie should do what he wants to do."

But asked whether Sanders has a path to the nomination Reid said: "No I do not."

He said that Sanders will do what he feels is appropriate and Sanders' No. 1 issue is what's best for the country.

The Associated Press