Last updated on April 26th, 2019
Bernie Sanders, Democratic Party’s hopeful for 2020 Presidential elections, portrayed his individual and distinct feedback on Trump’s impeachment, based on the Mueller report. Though, he has been supporting the Mueller investigation, he believed that the entire case against Trump in 2020 elections could not be build upon the impeachment alone.
Amongst the hopeful candidates for the presidential elections, Sanders has been a vociferous critic of Trump. He believes if Trump were to be impeached, the Democrats would then be deprived of the privilege of beating him at the ballot box. He even asserted that focus on impeachment would portray Trump’s image as a sufferer.
“At the end of the day, what is most important to me is to see that Donald Trump is not re-elected president, and I intend to do everything I can to make sure that doesn’t happen,” Sanders said.
“But if — and this is an if — if for the next year, year-and-a-half, going right into the heart of the election, all that the Congress is talking about is impeaching Trump and Trump, Trump, Trump, and Mueller, Mueller, Mueller, and we’re not talking about health care, we’re not talking about raising the minimum wage to a living wage, we’re not talking about combating climate change, we’re not talking about sexism and racism and homophobia, and all of the issues that concern ordinary Americans, what I worry about is that works to Trump’s advantage,” he added.
In his agreement to the Mueller investigation, which has raised calls for Trump’s impeachment, Sanders quoted an example from 2016 elections, which focused more on Clinton’s belief that Trump was unfit for the office.
“Trump is awful and you will never vote for him. And I am the only other person running for president.”
Due to less focus on the policies, the 2016 elections became a challenge of identities between the candidates and the votes were in favor of the person, whom the voters thought could change things more appropriately.
In order to avoid repeating the history, Bernie Sanders has been focusing on the policies and not the personalities of the candidates. He claimed that Trump’s policies had a worst impact on the country, citing the latter’s decisions on the cancellation of Affordable Care Act of 2010 and hard immigration policies that have been widely criticized.
Sanders keeps the possibility that even if the impeachment succeeds, Trump might not be removed from the office, as the Republican senators would not betray him.
Thereby, Bernie Sanders believes that his party should focus on Trump’s poor management and incomplete policies that would become a central argument against the president’s candidature for 2020 elections. Calls for Trump’s impeachment for committing obstruction of justice in the wake of Mueller’s investigation would only lead to contest of personalities. He has aimed to achieve the best out of 2020 Presidential elections, claiming that his rule would be much more than the words.