"Senator Sanders has the right to run, no question. He ought to be able to read the signposts as well as anybody else, and if he did that he would know that it's all but over," Feinstein told Jonathan Karl in an interview for ABC News' "This Week" that will air Sunday.
"I know the passion of a campaign. I know when you're in it, you just keep go, go, go until the last hour is there. Well, the last hour is close by," Feinstein added.
"It would be, I think, a very positive gesture for reconciliation if Senator Sanders were to consider putting his campaign in the very real perspective that it's in, and doing those things that can bring the party together," Feinstein said. "I think the nation is better off if that were to happen."
See more of Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s interview Sunday morning on “This Week.”