Vermont Senator and potential 2020 hopeful Bernie Sanders will offer his official rebuttal on border security following the President’s speech Tuesday night; broadcasting a live event on the Democratic-Socialist’s social media platforms.
“Sen. Bernie Sanders will deliver a response to President Donald Trump’s address to the nation Tuesday night,” said a statement from his office. “Sanders’ response will be live streamed on Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter.”
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Sanders’ response will come just moments after Sen. Schumer and Rep. Pelosi deliver the official Democratic rebuttal to the president’s address on network television.
BERNIE 2020? Sanders Says He 'MAY RUN' Against Donald Trump in 2020
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders raised eyebrows throughout Democratic circles this week; saying the “simple truth” is that he hasn’t “made the decision” on whether he plans to take on President Trump in the 2020 race for the White House.
Sanders was speaking at a candidates forum when he was asked if he was prepared to “pledge” to serve a six-year term should he be re-elected to the United States Senate.
“Right now, my focus is on the year 2018, but if you’re asking me to make an absolute pledge as to whether I’ll be running for president or not, I’m not going to make that pledge,” Sanders said. “The simple truth is I have not made that decision. But I’m not going to sit here and tell you that I may not run. I may. But on the other hand, I may not.”
BERNED OUT? Sanders Struggling to Maintain Momentum Heading into 2020
Vermont Senator and potential 2020 candidate Bernie Sanders is struggling to maintain momentum heading into the Democratic primary season; slowly losing steam among his supporters as new candidates attract progressive voters.
According to the New York Times, some of Sanders’ most loyal congressional lawmakers refuse to throw their full support behind the self-described Democratic-Socialist, with a handful of former aides looking for employment with other candidates.
“Mr. Sanders may have been the runner-up in the last Democratic primary, but instead of expanding his nucleus of support, in the fashion of most repeat candidates, the Vermont senator is struggling to retain even what he garnered two years ago, when he was far less of a political star than he is today,” writes the Times.
“It’s not a given that I’m going to support Bernie just because I did before,” said one former Bernie-backer. “There are going to be plenty of people to look at and to listen to. I’m currently open at this point, and I think the majority of people are.”
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