WATCH: Sanders Goes After Clinton's Wall St. Ties: 'Establishment Politicians Can't Make Changes We Need'
After a strong debate performance and Biden's announcement he wasn't running two weeks ago, Clinton's steady rise in the polls has the Sanders camp on their heels. With three months before the Iowa caucus, the Vermont senator was on MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes to reiterate why his campaign still has upside and why voters shouldn't trust Clinton to make the changes necessary.
"Given the nature of class politics in America. Given the fact that we have a corrupt campaign finance system," Sanders said. "Given that we have an economy that is rigged. The major point that I am making is that establishment politicians cannot make the kind of changes we need. You can't run a super PAC and take money from Wall Street and say, I'm going to take on Wall Street."
This is an obvious reference to Clinton's super PAC war chest and her close ties to Wall Street. Sanders is the only major candidate who refuses to use super PACs, the fundraising entity that allows unlimited corporate and union money in the wake of Citizens United.
Host Chris Hayes also asked about a recent study showing death rates of white, middle-aged men are rising at alarming rates—a trend that reflects a major theme of the Sanders campaign.
"Thank you very much for talking about this on your program," Sanders said. "When I talk about the collapse of the American working class, that's what I'm talking about."
It's an interesting exchange that focused on themes that have animated the Sanders campaign, namely the decline of the working and middle class and the urgency of the crisis at hand.
Watch the clip below: