Earlier this morning, Democratic-socialist Bernie Sanders officially announced that he is running for president in the 2020 presidential election, as documented by Townhall.
A Closer Look at the Sanders 2020 Campaign
Sanders’ entry into the 2020 presidential election marks his second attempt to become president of the United States. During remarks to ‘CBS This Morning,’ Sanders expressed his confidence in the campaign and stated that he will win due to a “grassroots movement” that is “unprecedented.”
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) February 19, 2019
In an email to his backers, Sanders also denounced previous claims that his ideas were viewed as “radical” in the 2016 election. The ideas in question largely include Medicare-For-All, socialized employment, and eyebrow-raising tax hikes on wealthy Americans. Apparently, the Democratic-socialist believes that the “majority” of Americans now support these policies.
Finally, Sanders told ‘CBS This Morning’ that his campaign will lay the foundation for “transforming the economic and political life of this country.”
Response from the Republican National Committee
As to be expected, the Republican Party quickly came out against Sanders. In a statement, they slammed his extreme policies and furthermore stated that Americans will reject him and any other Democrats who support far-leftist reform.
The statement from the Republican National Committee reads as follows:
“Bernie Sanders is a self-avowed socialist who wants to double your taxes so the government can take over your health care. The vast majority of voters oppose his radical agenda, just like they are going to oppose all the 2020 Democrats who have rushed to embrace it.”
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