On Sunday (April 30), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said that President Joe Biden, who launched his reelection campaign on April 25, could “win in a landslide” in 2024.
Sanders, who competed against Biden in the 2020 Democratic primary, said it’s no “great secret” that he and Biden have strong opinion differences but emphasized that he believes Biden is the clear choice for voters in the current political climate.
Speaking on CNN’s “State of the Union,” claimed America was a country where a “major political party, the Republican Party,” has leaders that don’t “even believe in democracy,” insisting such leaders kept perpetuating “the myth that Trump won the last election.”
He added that Sanders that Republicans wanted to stop people from voting and “deny women the right to control their own bodies.”
The Independent Senator said that those who “believe in democracy” wanted to see more people vote, not less.
Sanders added that the “choice is pretty clear,” stating the “choice is Biden.”
Sanders then declared that if “Democrats and the President get stronger” on labor issues and take on “insurance companies, drug companies, Wall Street [and] all the” big money interests, to start “delivering for working class people,” Biden could “win in a landslide.”
Sanders also expressed concern on Sunday about Biden’s age.
The 81-year-old senator from Vermont is a year older than the President, who would have been 86 by the end of a second term in the White House. However, Sanders indicated that shouldn’t be such an important factor and that voters should rather take into consideration what the candidate stands for and which side they support.