Former presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders called-out “conservative Democrats” during a recent interview this week; saying they had intentionally misinterpreted his comments about Barack Obama.
Sanders was speaking with Al Sharpton when he was asked to comment on his recent “controversial” statements; adding that “conservative” members of the Democratic party were playing politics with his previous remarks.
“We have conservative Democrats who will take anything I say and take it out of context. What I said is that if you look at what’s happening to the Democratic party over the last 10 years, the party’s lost about 1,000 legislative seats,” said Sanders.
“That is not a business model of success for the Democratic party. Sometimes we forget about that because we had an extraordinary candidate [in Barack Obama],” he added.
Watch Sanders’ incendiary comments above.
BERNIE’S BILLIONS: Sanders Vows to REPEAL Tax Cuts if DEMS Take Senate
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders took his all-out war with the GOP tax cuts to a new level this week; pledging to repeal “all of President Trump’s tax cuts” and “rebuild the middle class.”
The liberal legislator released a statement regarding the tax legislation Monday; slamming the bill as a massive “break for the wealthy and large corporations” at the expense of social programs such as Medicare and Medicaid.
“Over and over again, President Trump and his administration falsely claimed that their $1.5 trillion tax cut bill would pay for itself,” said Sanders.
“Republicans are already using the huge increase in the debt that they caused as an excuse to make major cuts to Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid. That is unacceptable,” he added. “At a time of massive wealth and income inequality, we have got to repeal all of President Trump’s tax breaks for the wealthy and big corporations and rebuild the disappearing middle class.”
The socialist lawmaker’s comments come weeks after President Trump pledged to pursue “Phase Two” of his proposed tax cuts; hoping to make the reduced rates “permanent.”
Read Sanders’ full statement here.
BERNIE’S DYNASTY: Sanders’ SON to Run for CONGRESS in New Hampshire
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders’ son, Levi Sanders, officially announced his plans to run for Congress in New Hampshire this week to replace outgoing Democrat Carol Porter; pledging to work for average, “hard working” Americans living in the Granite State.
“This is a unique opportunity to listen to the hard working men and women of New Hampshire about the issues that matter to them,” said the Congressional hopeful.
“For 15 years, New Hampshire has been my family’s home,” he added.
Unlike his father, the 48-year old liberal politician plans to run as a full-fledged member of the Democratic Party.
Despite their different affiliations, Levi’s platform mirrors much of Bernie’s presidential promises; a single payer healthcare system, free college tuition, a higher minimum wage, and higher taxes on the wealthiest Americans.
“I am very proud of Levi’s commitment to public service and his years of work on behalf of low income and working people,” said Bernie. “Levi will be running his own campaign, in his own way, with his own ideas. The decision as to who to vote for will be determined by the people of New Hampshire’s first district, and nobody else.”