Sanders Refusing to Release New Medical Records

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The physical health of candidates is an important factor to consider in this 2020 presidential election.

Multiple Democrats who are currently running for office — Bernie Sanders and Joe Biden, especially — are up in age and have suffered from various complications that deserve to be taken into consideration.

Last year, Sanders suffered a heart attack; then, shortly after the incident, he was able to receive medical care and get cleared to continue running for office. Likewise, Americans witnessed one of Biden’s eyes fill with blood at a 2019 town hall.

Bernie Sanders by Gage Skidmore, on Flickr

Bernie Sanders” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore

While Sanders has released some medical records to affirm his good health, he’s dead set on not releasing any others. The socialist admitted as much during last night’s presidential town hall event, as reported by Breitbart News. Quite frankly, this ought to be a red flag, especially for Sanders’ supporters.

If his health is truly as great as he claims, then the senator shouldn’t have any issues with releasing newer and more up-to-date medical records.

Why Won’t Sanders Release More Medical Records?

During yesterday’s town hall, Sanders opined that he’s put forth as many records as other candidates seeking the presidency.

The socialist moreover noted the various sources of his priorly released medical records; these sources include U.S. Congress medical group doctors and two, unnamed cardiologists. According to Sanders, he is “comfortable” with the documentation that he’s publicized thus far and doesn’t plan to release additional records.

While releasing additional medical records is not an unfair ask, Sanders isn’t the only person who ought to be doing this. Joe Biden should also be allowing the public to see his own medical records, both of his physical and mental health. Since the former vice president’s time on the campaign trail, he’s engaged in ongoing behaviors and rhetoric that aren’t very indicative of a sound mind.

Does it Really Matter in the Long Run?

Putting forth additional medical records would certainly solidify Sanders’ claims of good health to his supporters and other Democrat voters. However, in the long run, whether or not the socialist senator chooses to release further documentation really doesn’t matter all that much. After all, it’s not like he’s going to win the nomination or the presidency.

Bernie Sanders by Gage Skidmore, on Flickr

Bernie Sanders” (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore

Many things happen behind the scenes, including the DNC pulling strings to ensure that their preferred candidate wins the party’s nomination. For awhile, Biden appeared poised to be the DNC’s preference, although certain establishment folks are now eyeing Mike Bloomberg.

The DNC stole the nomination from Sanders back in 2016 via a rigged system and pre-granted superdelegates; in 2020, it looks like they’re gearing up to, once again, block Sanders from winning the nomination, even if this is carried out differently than before.


Do you believe that Bernie Sanders should release additional medical records to confirm that his health is as good as he claims? Does it really matter in the long run? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below!