Bernie Sanders noted that the 2018-midterm elections would be pivotal in our country's history.
Following his unsuccessful bid for the 2016 presidential nomination, Sanders has used his popular influence to champion issues such as healthcare, raising the minimum wage, corporate influence on the electoral process and legalizing marijuana, which Sanders endorses.
"Marijuana is not the same as heroin. No one who has seriously studied the issue believes that marijuana should be classified as a Schedule 1 drug beside killer drugs like heroin," Sanders said. “Quite the contrary. We should allow states the right to move toward the decriminalization of marijuana, not reverse the progress that has been made in recent years.”
Some polls show Sanders to be the most popular politician in the country. He has become a familiar face on TV news shows, commenting on the latest developments in Washington and vociferously criticizing Trump.
“We have a president who is not only a pathological liar but someone who is trying to win votes by dividing our nation up based on the color of our skin, our country of origin, our religion, our gender or our sexual orientation,” said Sanders. “Further, and dangerously, he is undermining our democratic institutions as he attempts to move us toward an authoritarian type society.”
Bernie Sanders is the longest-serving independent in congressional history.