Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) held a press conference in his hometown of Burlington on Wednesday afternoon, after former Vice President Joe Biden swept Tuesday night's primaries. Sen. Sanders is set to debate VP Biden on Sunday night; despite Biden all but locking the nomination up, Sen. Sanders is said to be staying in the race:
Sen. Sanders opened his presser by ripping President Trump as a "pathological liar," "racist," "sexist," "homophobe" and "xenophobe," before acknowledging that mini-Super Tuesday was a fail for his campaign.
Bernie Sanders starts his press conference by reiterating a common refrain from his stump speech — that President Donald Trump "must be defeated," is racist, sexist, etc., and "I will do everything in my power to make that happen."— Holly Otterbein (@hollyotterbein) March 11, 2020
While acknowledging that VP Biden does well with "older voters," Sen. Sanders insists that younger voters favor his progressive stances:
"We are winning the ideological debate, but losing the debate over electability," he said.
Bernie Sanders: While we are currently losing the delegate count...we are strongly winning in two enormously important areas which will determine the future of our country. Poll after poll...show that a strong majority of the American people support our progressive agenda. pic.twitter.com/50eccPTljn— Julio Rosas (@Julio_Rosas11) March 11, 2020
Sen. Sanders promised to press VP Biden on the issues on the debate stage on Sunday night:
"On Sunday, I very much look forward to the debate in Arizona with my friend Joe Biden."— Holly Otterbein (@hollyotterbein) March 11, 2020
He plans on asking him: What are going to do for people in medical debt? For people & small businesses facing high health care costs? "Are you really going to veto a Medicare for All bill?"
Sunday night's debate is hosted by CNN in Phoenix, Arizona.