Bernie Sanders Announces Campaign For Fourth Term at 82 Years Old

Eighty-two-year-old Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced he will run for another term in office.

“Let me thank the people of Vermont, from the bottom of my heart, for giving me the opportunity to serve in the United States Senate. It has been the honor of my life,” he said. “Today, I am announcing my intention to seek another term.”

If he wins, Sanders, who will turn 83 before the November election, would be 89 by the end of his fourth term in January 2031.

In his announcement, Sanders argued for codifying “Roe v. Wade into national law,” “making sure all public colleges and universities are tuition-free,” and against funding for Israel in its war with Hamas.

The Senator recently made news when he said on CNN’s “State of the Union” that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s “right-wing extremist and racist government ” was causing a humanitarian disaster in Gaza.

“Antisemitism  is a vile and disgusting ideology which has resulted in the deaths of many, many millions of people in the last hundred years. We’ve got to oppose it in every form. Do I doubt for a moment that antisemitism exists that is growing in the United States, that exist among some people in the protest movement, of course,” Sanders said.

According to the Senator, Netanyahu’s “right-wing extremist” government was causing a “unprecedented humanitarian disaster” in Gaza.

“Here is the reality right now, what Netanyahu right-wing extremist and racist government is doing, is unprecedented in modern history of warfare. They have killed in the last 6.5 months, 33,000 Palestinians wounded 77,000 thirds of whom are women and children they have destroyed over 60% of the housing,” he continued.