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Soviet Sanders wants to inturupt Walmart shareholders meeting with anti-buisness policies

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Sen. Bernie Sanders, one of Walmart's biggest critics, is crashing the retail giant's annual shareholder meeting this year.

Sanders' office didn't immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment. And Walmart declined to comment about the specifics of Davis' proposal.

"The company will respond to specific shareholder proposals once they are formally presented at our June 5 shareholders meeting," a company spokesperson said in a statement to Business Insider.

Walmart has asserted that it offers its employees plenty of room to grow and rise within the company.

"Since the beginning, a cornerstone of Walmart's culture has been engaging frontline associates in the management of the company, and we're proud of the fact that 75% of our U.S. management associates began their career as frontline hourly associates," a company spokesperson said in a statement to Business Insider.

By attending Walmart's storied shareholders meeting, Sanders will be taking his criticisms to the next level, upbraiding the Bentonville, Arkansas-based retailer in its own backyard.

"If Senator Sanders attends, we hope he will approach his visit not as a campaign stop, but as a constructive opportunity to learn about the many ways we're working to provide increased economic opportunity, mobility and benefits to our associates — as well as our widely recognized leadership on environmental sustainability," a Walmart spokesperson said in a statement.