Sen. Bernie Sanders Advocates That FBI Director James Comey Step Down

The Vermont senator is interviewed on "This Week."
5:44 | 01/15/17

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Senator Bernie Sanders our first guest this morning senator Sanders thank you for joining me. This morning you know congressman Lewis has now been joined by senator Cory Booker who is also said. Anyone attacks represented John Lewis loses legitimacy in my eyes especially someone who made such a craven effort to delegitimize Barack Obama. Our John Lewis and Corey Booker right to say that Donald Trump won't be a legitimate president. But will Cory Booker and the road Dogg John Lewis a write about is to talk about the races past of Donald Trump. We all remember what to trump was one of the leaders of the so called for a little movement trying to live delegitimize. Although the presidency of up first African American president Barack Obama which is an outrage. So I think right now the focus has got to be. On how we hold trouble accountable what he has been doing in the last week how acting. Hollywood actresses. To criticize a company what world does is garden again or right now what Mike Jarvis an addict which all of Democrats and Republicans. Is to protect the middle class and working families love this country. For some devastating ideas. The trouble has spoke to you when Donald Trump will be a legitimate president. Well I think he's going to be inaugurated this week I have great concerns and apparently Republicans do was well. And there's going to be an investigation. About the role that Russian hacking. Played in getting him elected to white think Russians supported him do I think they're try to get him elected to I think are you worked against Clinton. I still and that is something that has to be investigated and then they can really tell what might draw business. What makes it canals are just words right now what march. Why draw obvious right now going beyond media cop put some words. Is to say that bottled trouble among other things told the American people he would not cut Social Security Medicare and Medicaid and right now. Republicans in the house and senate are doing just that so I want trump to send out its weight. Saying that he's got to keep his campaign promises he's not gonna cut Social Security Medicare and Medicaid right now today all across this country. They're gonna be rallies led by Democrats and old as. The fight against the devastating impact of repeal the affordable care Iraq twenty million people throw a local help insurance. Prescription drug prices raising the seniors privatization of Medicare up. Devastation we gotta fight. Act against can you stop it though I'm President Obama told me last week that he thinks obamacare is going to survive. The repeal can pass simply with a Republican votes. Well I think what has the happened look. Nobody thinks that Obama care is perfect it has its problems but every American has got to recognize we are the only major country on earth. Not to guarantee health care to all people. We paid white flaw the highest prices in the world for prescription drugs. Crystal pharmacy the pharmaceutical industry is out of control room but I saw. So what sensible people got to do is not simply repeal the affordable care Iraq without any alternatives which you gotta sit down and say it's okay. What all the problems how do we address it how do we move the universe universal health care how do we lower prescription drug reports. How do we make sure the people don't have outrageous deductibles you just don't throw twenty million people all took health insurance. You don't privatize. Medicare but it'll every episode hitting other tila. Happens with the in the real world if that repeal happens will you and other Democrats support piecemeal step by step reforms. Then to put back some of the protections that were included Obama care. Look it goes without saying. Yet it would be totally advice the way George. Though the vast majority of the American people agree with. Me and many others you don't simply repeal the affordable care rack with out a replacement. Republicans about six years to come up with the replacement they got nothing. So sensible people got to work together but to answer your question. Whom we. To all waved wit protecting. The American people all with a pretty. To make sure that if you have an illness. You can get insurance do we make sure that young people stay on they are. On their parents health insurance do we make sure that on no caps if you dealing with cancer. Thank you deal with preexisting conditions it goes without saying that those patient protections I've got to stay in play. And let me go back to 72 this rush issue which you talked about at the beginning. A lot of Democrats are disturbed with the FBI director James call me especially after he came up in briefing this week refused to answer questions but whether he's investigating. Can't possible contacts between the trump campaign and the Russians something he should even step down to you. I think effect. Call me acted in an outrageous way during the campaign. And you know it's no one can say that this was decisive in this was what elected trawl. But clearly his behavior over. During the campaign in terms of what he said in the week or two before the election was unacceptable. And it is interest thing. That he has not doing investigations. About the possible possible. Our audience between Trump's campaign and the Russians Cheney stepped down. I think you should take a hard look at below what he has gone. Awe and I think it would not be a bad thing for the American people if he gets stopped him. And finally to attend the inauguration this week. Army are you going to attend the inauguration this week. Yup I will yes senator Sanders I know you're on your way to rally here at the airport right now thanks for joining us this morning. Thank you.

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