Sanders: Republicans Should Be Worried About 2018

By on December 27, 2017

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said in an interview on Sunday that Republicans should be concerned about the 2018 midterm elections given the historic unpopularity of their agenda.

He pointed to recent electoral victories by Democrats as a bellwether for what could happen in Congressional elections next November.

“What we’re seeing in Alabama, what we’re seeing in Virginia, New Jersey and in states all across this country, are large voter turnouts, are people standing up and fighting back and demanding that we have a government that represents all of us, not just the 1%,” Sanders said. “If I were the Republicans, I would worry very much about 2018.”

While Sanders conceded that Roy Moore was perhaps not the best candidate the GOP could have offered in Alabama, he also said the recent string of Democratic victories are a sign that the American people have stopped buying Trump’s lies and now see that he isn’t concerned about what’s best for America.

“He ran for president saying that he was going to defend the interests of the working class and the middle class, and it turned out he lied,” Sanders said. “What you are seeing is a referendum on Donald Trump about a man who said one thing during the campaign and his actions are very, very different.”

Sanders also used his interview time to draw attention to Dreamers and the ticking clock that Congress currently has to iron out some sort of legislative solution to keep them in the country.

“As a result of Trump’s effort, or successful effort, to repeal DACA, their legal status is now in doubt,” Sanders said. “If we do not act, you’re going to have 800,000 people with no legal status who will be subject to deportation, thrown out of the only country they have ever known. This is a moral outrage.”