Bernie Sanders Wouldn’t Close The Border To Prevent The Spread Of Wuhan Virus

Bernie Sanders Wouldn’t Close The Border To Prevent The Spread Of Wuhan Virus

During a Fox News town hall, 2020 presidential contender Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., said he would not close the southern border to prevent the spread of the Wuhan virus.

“If you had to, would you close down the borders?” anchor Bret Baier asked Sanders.

“No,” Sanders said. “What we don’t want to do, we have a president who has promulgated xenophobic, anti-immigrant sentiment from before he was elected. What we need to do is have the scientists take a hard look at what we need to do.”

Sanders suggested people self-quarantine instead.

“There are communities were the virus is spreading, what does that mean? It may mean self-quarantine, maybe not having public assemblies,” Sanders said.

Sanders’ comments sharply contrast Trump saying he was “very strongly” considering closing the southern border.

Chrissy Clark is social media manager and staff writer at The Federalist. Follow her on social media @chrissyclark_ or contact her at [email protected]
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