By REBECCA KAPLAN
FACE THE NATION
May 10, 2015
Bernie Sanders, Vermont’s independent senator and a self-proclaimed Democratic socialist, says he can beat Hillary Clinton for the Democratic nomination in 2016.
On CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday, Sanders said he thinks he can oust the former secretary of state because, “there is, in my view, massive dissatisfaction in this country today with corporate establishment and the greed of corporate America and the incredibly unequal distribution of wealth and income, which currently exists.”
And Sanders said his record on that issue over the past 25 years shows that he has led the way in standing up for working families and taking on “the billionaire class,” Wall Street, private insurance companies and drug companies.
Sanders is hesitant to criticize Clinton, saying that he respects and admires her. But pressed on the question of why he would make a better Democratic nominee, he points to three things: his opposition to the Trans Pacific Partnership, a massive Asia-Pacific trade agreement being negotiated, his vote against the war in Iraq and leadership fighting against it, and the work he has done opposing the Keystone XL pipeline.
“I’m not quite sure Hillary Clinton has come out with a position on that,” he said. ↓ Read the rest of this entry…