Bernie Sanders denies that he is a career politician on the 25th anniversary of being elected to Congress.
Appearing on ABC’s “This Week” with Martha Raddatz on Sunday, Sanders claimed, “Well think if you look at my record, I’m not exactly a career politician.”
In 1991, Sanders started his congressional tenure in the House of Representatives, in which he served until 2006.
In 2006, he was elected to the Senate, where he is still serving.
Prior to holding Congressional office, Sanders was Mayor of Burlington, Vermont from 1981 until 1989.
While ignoring the fact that his main source of income has been from tax payers since the early 1980s, Sanders claimed, “During my tenure in the Congress, I have taken on virtually every powerful special interest from Wall Street to the insurance companies to the pharmaceutical industry to the military industrial complex.”
Transitioning into his stump speech, Sanders said, “What my campaign is about is standing up to the billionaire class today and making certain that we do not continue to see the decline in the American middle class where people are working longer hours for low wages and almost all new income and wealth is going to the top one percent. That is the issue that I find the American people are most concerned about. The decline in the middle class, massive income and wealth inequality, and a corrupt campaign finance system.”