Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s 12:30 Report: Milley apologizes for church photo-op Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk Biden courts younger voters — who have been a weakness MORE (I-Vt.) slammed President TrumpDonald John TrumpSenate advances public lands bill in late-night vote Warren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases Esper orders ‘After Action Review’ of National Guard’s role in protests MORE as “dangerous” during a campaign rally in his native Brooklyn on Saturday to kick off his 2020 Democratic presidential bid.
“Thank you for being part of a campaign which is not only going to win the Democratic nomination, which is not only going to defeat Donald Trump, the most dangerous president in modern American history … I want to welcome you to a campaign which says, loudly and clearly, that the underlying principles of our government will not be greed, hatred and lies,” Sanders said. “It will not be racism, sexism, xenophobia, homophobia and religious bigotry.”
“I want to welcome you to a campaign which says loudly and clearly that the underlying principles of our government will not be greed, hatred and lies,” Sen. Bernie Sanders says in Brooklyn rally kicking off his 2020 bid for president. https://t.co/khOtAc1cQq pic.twitter.com/cmReyyUhgW
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Sanders announced in a video released last month that he would launch another White House bid, joining a crowded Democratic field in 2020. He reiterated Saturday many of his past criticisms of the Trump administration while seeking to underscore his place as a progressive standard-bearer in the presidential race.
The Independent Vermont senator touted his calls for a $15 minimum wage, a “Medicare for all” single-payer health care program, tuition-free public colleges and a pivot toward sustainable energy in order to combat climate change.
“The principles of our government will be based on justice: economic justice, social justice, racial justice and environmental justice,” he said.
Sanders, a self-described democratic socialist, is running against several Senate colleagues for the Democratic nomination, including Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenWarren, Democrats urge Trump to back down from veto threat over changing Confederate-named bases OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Joint Chiefs chairman says he regrets participating in Trump photo-op | GOP senators back Joint Chiefs chairman who voiced regret over Trump photo-op | Senate panel approves 0B defense policy bill Trump on collision course with Congress over bases with Confederate names MORE (D-Mass.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook McEnany says Juneteenth is a very ‘meaningful’ day to Trump MORE (D-Calif.) and Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerRand Paul introduces bill to end no-knock warrants Black lawmakers unveil bill to remove Confederate statues from Capitol Harris grapples with defund the police movement amid veep talk MORE (D-N.J.), among others.
Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHillicon Valley: Biden calls on Facebook to change political speech rules | Dems demand hearings after Georgia election chaos | Microsoft stops selling facial recognition tech to police Trump finalizing executive order calling on police to use ‘force with compassion’ The Hill’s Campaign Report: Biden campaign goes on offensive against Facebook MORE is also mulling entering the race, and polls have consistently shown Biden and Sanders near the top of polls in early voting states.