U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders seeks second presidential bid

Edited by Jorge Ruiz Miyares
2019-02-19 18:57:55

U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaking during a news conference at the US Capitol on July 10, 2018 in Washington, DC. Photo: AFP

Burlington, February 19 (RHC)-- U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has announced he will run again for president in the 2020 elections, calling President Donald Trump a "pathological liar" and an “embarrassment.” 

The 77-year-old senator made the announcement on Tuesday in an interview with a radio station from his home state of Vermont.  Speaking on Vermont Public Radio, Sanders said: “I think the current occupant of the White House is an embarrassment to our country.  Every day he is telling one lie or another, and it gives me no pleasure to say that. I also think he is a racist, a sexist, a xenophobe, somebody who is gaining cheap political points by trying to pick on minorities, often undocumented immigrants.”

In the interview, Bernie Sanders outlined his policies and how he will launch the election campaign, saying that he would take on "the powerful special interests that dominate our economic and political life."  He also highlighted policies he will advocate on the campaign trail: healthcare for all, raising the minimum wage to a "living wage," and combating climate change.

Sanders pointed out that he was also opposed to Wall Street greed, the military-industrial complex and health insurance companies, among others, whom he said needed to be all changed.  

Bernie Sanders, an independent who caucuses with Democrats, made an unsuccessful bid for the presidency in 2016, losing out to Hillary Clinton, who was in turn was defeated by Trump.

A former mayor of Burlington, Vermont, Sanders won a US House of Representatives seat in 1990, making him the first independent elected to the House in 40 years.  In 2006, he won a US Senate seat and in 2018 was voted in for a third six-year term.








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