“If people are concerned about electability -- and Democrats should be very concerned because we certainly don’t want to see some right-wing extremist in the White House -- Bernie Sanders is the candidate,” Sanders told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos on “This Week” Sunday.
“For a start, I would urge those voters, the voters all over this country, to take a look at recent polls in which Bernie Sanders is matched with Republican candidates Trump on down [and] Hillary Clinton is matched with Republican candidates,” he said.
“I think we're gaining steam here in Iowa,” Sanders said. “I think we have an excellent chance to win here.”
After both the Sanders and Clinton campaigns traded barbs over gun control this week, the Vermont senator reiterated he would be willing to revise a 2005 bill he voted for that shields certain gun manufacturers from liability for misuse of their firearms.
“I am absolutely willing -- as I've said for many, many weeks, if not months -- to take another look at that piece of legislation,” Sanders said.