In a press conference in Burlington, Bernie Sanders confirmed he will remain in the race, making his case for the nomination going forward.
Sanders begun by acknowledging that the results of Tuesday night’s primaries were difficult for his campaign. “Last night, obviously was not a good night for our campaign from a delegate point of view,” the Vermont Senator said.
Sanders said he anticipated debating Joe Biden in Phoenix on Sunday night, asking the former vice president about his plans for healthcare, and whether he would in fact veto a Medicare for All Bill.
“On Sunday, I very much look forward to the debate in Arizona with my friend Joe Biden,” Sanders said.
The Vermont Senator acknowledged he was winning the ideological and generational debate, but conceded “we are losing the debate over electability” to Biden.
Sanders made the case for his policy agenda, saying policies like Medicare for All were popular with voters, as evidenced in many polls.
“Today I say to the Democratic establishment: in order to win in the future, you need to win the voters that represent the future of our country. You cannot simply be satisfied by winning the votes of people who are older.”