In 2016, congressional Democrats rigged that year’s Democratic presidential primary against Senator Bernie Sanders in favor of Hillary Clinton.
Earlier this year, while they didn’t overtly work against Sanders during his second presidential bid, congressional Republicans cast as much doubt as possible on his campaign, helping other like-minded candidates like Sen. Elizabeth Warren siphon enough votes from Sanders, and forced the senior senator to call it quits.
Sanders was the big threat against their preferred presidential nominee, vice president Joe Biden.
Now that he is out of the race and Biden appears to be his party’s nominee, the Bernie Bros hope to keep the dream alive of another potential presidential run in 2024
But Sanders, who is 78-years-young, told the Washington Post that he most likely doesn’t have another run for office in him.
“I think it’s very, very unlikely that I will be running for president ever again,” said Sanders
Sanders added, “I think next time around, you’re going to see another candidate carrying the progressive banner.”
With one of his biggest congressional allies Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D), the popular congresswoman from New York, being considered by some in the Democratic Socialist base of support, as a future presidential candidate, could Sanders throw his weight behind a 2024 Ocasio-Cortez candidacy?