Bernie Sanders Says He’s Open To Run For President Again In 2024
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) is considering the possibility of running for president in 2024, which would be his third White House bid.
“That’s a big — I haven’t made that decision,” Sanders said on CBS Morning on Tuesday, when asked if he planned to run again.
He said his priority is traveling the country and helping young progressives to be elected.
“You wanna restore democracy? Have a government that works for ordinary people”: @SenSanders says Democrats’ agenda going into the midterms should “speak to the needs of working people.”
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He shares which policies they should focus on — and talks 2024. pic.twitter.com/KcqDvghR00
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Sanders ran for president for the first time in 2016, when he lost the Democratic primaries to Hillary Clinton —who ultimately lost the elections to Donald Trump. In 2020, he tried to get the nomination again but lost to now-President Joe Biden.
The senator is the longest serving Independent in Congress and caucuses with Senate Democrats.
In April, Sanders’ former campaign manager said in a memo that the senator had not “ruled out” running again for president if Biden is not interested in reelection.
During the interview this week, Sanders refused to comment if he thinks Biden should run for reelection in 2024 and insisted that is “his (Biden’s) decision.”
The senator, who is 81, also commented on a recent poll which shows most Americans are in favor of an age limit for elected officials.
Sanders argued age should not be the main thing to look at when choosing a candidate. Instead, he said, voters need to see “what people stand for.”
“We look too much at race, at gender, at age,” the senator said. “What does somebody stand for? What are their views?”
“You want people who are competent, capable, have the energy — I mean, my god, to be president of the United States requires an enormous amount of energy — but I would say, first of all, take a look at what people stand for. And we don’t do that enough. We’re too much into personality,” Sanders added.
Biden is 79 and his age is often topic of controversy. Earlier this week, the president asked if a lawmaker who died two months ago was at an event at the White House. The video of the moment went viral as critics raised the question if the president had the mental capacity to do his job.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre was left trying to spin Pres. Biden's latest mistake after he asked if Republican Congresswoman Jackie Walorski was present during a speech he was giving. Walorski died in a car accident last month. pic.twitter.com/674a7Q69zx
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