Malloy hasn’t been asked to step down from convention role

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HARTFORD — Connecticut Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says he hasn’t been approached by Hillary Clinton‘s campaign about possibly stepping down from his role at the Democratic National Convention to help mollify Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders.

Sanders recently unsuccessfully challenged the Democratic National Committee’s naming of Malloy, a Clinton supporter, to chair the platform committee. He also challenged former Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank’s leadership of the rules committee.

Malloy’s removal has been mentioned as a possible way to help persuade Bernie Sanders to support Clinton.

The Democratic governor said Friday he has “tried to stay out of that controversy,” but acknowledged he and Sanders differ on gun control.

The Sanders campaign has taken issue with Malloy for saying Sanders should be “held accountable” for the “death and destruction” caused by his votes against gun control legislation.