The Daily 202 Live with Sen. Bernie Sanders
On June 6, 2018, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sat down for a wide-ranging interview with The Washington Post's James Hohmann. The senator discussed immigration, health care and the legal issues facing President Trump. He also shared his take on the Democrats’ chances in the 2018 midterm elections, including his own re-election bid, and whether he is tempted to run for president again in 2020.
Highlights
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) criticizes Democratic National Committee Chairman Tom Perez for endorsing New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's re-election bid over Democratic challenger Cynthia Nixon, the actress whom Sanders’s political group, Our Revolution, endorsed.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) discusses his thoughts on the 2018 midterm elections after the major primaries that took place on June 5, 2018 in Alabama, California, Iowa, Mississippi, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico and South Dakota.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) discusses the privacy controversy surrounding technology and social media platforms. Sanders warns, “every website that you visit, every email that you send, every phone call that you make, there is some entity that is recording that.”
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) comments on the Trump administration’s foreign policy agenda, including the upcoming meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong un, the violence in Gaza after the U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem and the withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) comments on the Mueller investigation into Russian interference in U.S. politics and whether he believes President Trump could eventually be impeached.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) discusses whether he has plans to run for president again in 2020 and whether he would run as a Democrat or as an Independent.
Speaker
Sen. Bernie Sanders
Senator (I-Vt.)
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is serving his second term in the U.S. Senate after winning re-election in 2012. His previous 16 years in the House of Representatives make him the longest serving independent member of Congress in American history. Sanders campaigned for Democratic presidential candidate in the 2016 presidential election.
Interviewed by James Hohmann
James Hohmann is a national political correspondent for The Washington Post and author of The Daily 202.
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