Bernie Sanders predicts Joe Biden will 'win in a landslide' if he is 'delivering for working-class people'
On Sunday's edition of State of the Union, United States Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) downplayed concerns over President Joe Biden's age and implored voters to weigh the consequences of how they cast their ballots in next year's election, which could be a rematch between Biden and former President Donald Trump.
"Senator, President Biden announced his campaign officially for reelection this week. He would be eighty-six years old by the end of his second term. You're one year older than President Biden. Is his age something that voters should consider in 2024?" CNN host Dana Bash asked.
Sanders explained that there are other, bigger factors in play.
"Well, I think, when you look at a candidate, you consider a lot. I think age is one thing. I think experience is another thing. I think your record that you have established is another thing. But, to my mind, Dana, when you put it all together, what you have to look at is, what does the candidate stand for? Which side are they on? Are they on the side of the billionaire class, or are they on the side of working people?" Sanders retorted.
"Look, it is no great secret. I ran against Biden. No great secret that he and I have strong differences of opinion," Sanders continued. "But when we live in a nation where you have a major political party, the Republican Party, where many, not all, but many of their leadership doesn't even believe in democracy. They maintain the myth that Trump won the last election. They're trying to keep people from voting. They're trying to deny women the right to control their own bodies. So that's a whole issue out there."
Sanders stressed what is at stake.
"If you believe in democracy, you want to see more people vote, not fewer people vote, I think the choice is pretty clear, and that choice is Biden. And, second of all, what I do believe is the Democrats and the president have got to be stronger on working-class issues. They have got to make it clear that we believe in a government that represents all, not just the few. Take on the greed of the insurance companies, the drug companies, Wall Street, all the big money interests, and start delivering for working-class people," Sanders opined.
"You do that," he concluded, "I think Biden is going to win in a landslide."
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\u201c"I think the choice is pretty clear."\n\nSen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) tells CNN's Dana Bash why President Joe Biden should be the choice for voters in 2024 and what the president needs to do to get reelected. @CNNSotu #CNNSOTU\u201d— CNN (@CNN) 1682861383
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