U.S. Senate candidate in Vermont and incumbent Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders chatted about a possible 2020 presidential run at a Monday forum, in which he wouldn’t say whether he’d commit to fulfilling a six-year term if re-elected, because it’s “impossible to be a senator and a president at the same time.”
Sanders, who ran unsuccessfully for president in 2016, said at a Senate debate Monday night in Winooski, Vermont, that he’s not definitely throwing in another bid, but also wouldn’t say if he’s planning to completely serve another term.
“Right now, my focus is on the year 2018, but if you’re asking me to make an absolute pledge as to whether I’ll be running for president or not, I’m not going to make that pledge,” Sanders said, according to local Vermont newspaper Seven Days.
“If I’m elected president of the United States? Mmm. Probably impossible to be a senator and a president at the same time,” Sanders responded. “So the answer to that is probably no. But I haven’t made that decision as to whether I’ll run.” – READ MORE