During an interview with The New Yorker on Tuesday, Sanders revealed he has a better working relationship with Biden. Since the two have known each other for the last 14 years, the Vermont senator believes he has a “stronger” relationship with Biden.
“I think the difference now is that, between you and me, I have a better relationship with Joe Biden than I had with Hillary Clinton,” Sanders said. “And that Biden has been much more receptive to sitting down and talking with me and other progressives than we have seen in the past.”
He also noted that Biden is more open to hearing the concerns of progressives and working toward resolutions which differs vastly from his experience with Clinton.
“Joe has been open to having his people sit down with some of the most progressive folks in America, and that’s a good sign,” Sanders said.
Sanders also revealed how open the lines of communication are with Biden. After requesting to speak with Biden’s campaign, returned calls are typically scheduled “within a day or two.”
Sanders’ remarks come less than three months after the suspension of his presidential campaign. At the time, the senator, who was the second-leading Democratic candidate, endorsed Biden and made it clear that he would continue his fight for justice, as previously reported on IJR.
Sanders previously told Biden he was urging not only his supporters but also other Democrats, Republicans, and Independents to rally behind him and focus on the overall goal: beating President Donald Trump.
The senator said at the time, “I am asking all Americans, I’m asking every Democrat, I’m asking every Independent, I’m asking a lot of Republicans to come together in this campaign to support your candidacy, which I endorse, to make certain that we defeat somebody who, I believe — and I’m speaking just for myself now — is the most dangerous president in the modern history of this country.”