Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is speaking out about his new team’s policy work with Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden insisting their work might make him “the most progressive president” since former President Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
During an appearance on MSNBC’s “All In with Chris Hayes,” Sanders discussed the proposed policies he and Biden have been working to create ahead of the upcoming election.
Recalling his previous work with former Vice President Biden, Sanders revealed outlined the various areas of government they worked to improve.
“I was glad to work with the vice president in forming six separate task forces, which had some of the most knowledgeable people in the country coming together to deal with education and climate change and health care and the economy and criminal justice and immigration reform,” Sanders said.
The Vermont senator went on to discuss how Democrats are finding a way to bridge the gap between their beliefs. Noting that compromise has played a major role in their efforts, he believes their work could change the face of Biden’s presidency.
“These folks, needless to say, represented the progressive movement and had a different perspective on things than did Biden’s people. But there was serious discussion and I think a real honest effort to come up with a compromise. And I think the compromise that they came up with, if implemented, will make Biden the most Progressive president since FDR.”
See Sanders’ remarks below:
Sanders is also confident that if their proposed agenda is put in place, it will lead to an improved quality of life for the American people.
“If that agenda is implemented, life will improve for tens and tens of millions of working people,” Sanders said. “It will improve for our environment and for climate change, criminal justice and for the needs of low income people.”
As of the end of June, Biden holds a 12-point lead in the polls as President Donald Trump’s approval rating has suffered a substantial decline but that lower-level now remains steady, according to Gallup.
The U.S. presidential election is set for November 3.