House Minority Leader McCarthy predicts Bernie Sanders will win Democratic presidential nomination
Although Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont has been in second place in many recent polls on the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren has been gaining on him and appears to be cutting into his support — especially after her stellar performance on June 26 at the first of two Democratic debates (Sanders appeared at the June 27 debate). Nonetheless, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy is predicting that Sanders has a good chance of ultimately winning the nomination and that former Vice President Joe Biden will not remain the frontrunner.
Appearing on Fox News’ “Special Report” this week, the 54-year-old California Republican declared, “I don’t think Joe Biden is going to become the nominee — not for this position, but for many positions going forward. He’s got a long history. I think his timing is wrong, and I just do not believe he will be the nominee.”
McCarthy went on to explain why he believes Sanders will most likely receive the Democratic nomination next year.
“I actually think Bernie Sanders has the best chance of becoming the nominee of where this Democratic Party has moved,” McCarthy asserted. “It’s no longer the Democrat Party; it’s become the Socialist Democrat Party — and Bernie Sanders has the best philosophy because he was registered a socialist to represent the current party.”
Although McCarthy predicted that Sanders will likely be the one running against President Donald Trump in the general election in 2020, he doesn’t think the Vermont senator will defeat Trump — who he insists will be reelected because of the strength of the U.S. economy.
“These are historical times,” McCarthy told Fox News, “and I think that is what's going to help propel this president to reelection.”