Sen. Bernie Sanders said Sunday that he is concerned about Democratic voter turnout ahead of the upcoming legislative sessions.
“I’m concerned about the level of voter turnout among young people and working-class people who are going to vote Democratic,” the Democratic-aligned independent Vermont senator told CNN’s Jake Tapper on “State of the Union” when asked what Sanders is seeing and hearing. About energy among Democratic voters right now.
Early voting has already begun in many states with competitive elections this midterm cycle, including Georgia, Ohio, North Carolina and Nevada.
Sanders said Democrats need to contrast their economic plan with Republicans.
“I think what we need to do is contrast the strong pro-worker position with the corporate agenda of the Republicans,” he said.
Asked by Tapper why voters who listen to Democrats’ messages and think the party has control of Congress and the White House should still vote for Democrats next month, Sanders said their majority is thin and contrasted the party’s efforts to reduce its influence. inflation compared to Republican plans.
“How have the Republicans responded to inflation? What do they want to do? Well, maybe they want to cut wages for the workers. Do they want to raise the minimum wage? No, they don’t.”
Sanders continued: “So I think it’s important to take the attack to the Republicans. What do they want to do besides complain?’
On the rising crime rate, Sanders advocated attacking the sources of society’s addiction.
“Crime is a real problem. Violence is a real problem and let me tell you something, I walk all over the state of Vermont. This drug problem and drug addiction and drug-induced violence is a huge problem in this country,” he said. “So we need to focus in a smart way not in a fear-mongering way,” which would include: “investing in our young people, making sure we have good education, good job training and good laws.” the enforcers are doing the right job in this country.’