Bernie Sanders defends his record and shares his vision on Meet The Press
Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders appeared on NBC’s Meet the Press ahead of Tuesday’s first Democratic presidential debate. Host Chuck Todd grilled the Senator from Vermont on various issues from foreign policy, gun control, the economy and faith. Sanders stressed that he will look to contrast his consistent voting record with that of Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.
When prodded by host Chuck Todd, he began listing issues that Clinton had flip-flopped on. “Keystone Pipeline; I believe that climate change is the great global crisis of our time,” Sanders said. “From day one, I opposed the Keystone Pipeline… that was my view from day one.”
“TPP, I believe that our trade policies going way back– I voted against NAFTA, CAFTA, [permanent normal trade relations] with China,” he continued. “I think that they have been a disaster for the American worker, allowed corporations to shut down here and move abroad.”
“So people will have to contrast my consistency and my willingness to stand up to Wall Street and corporations, big corporations, with the secretary,” he concluded.