Factchecks

Senator Sanders on President Obama

Hillary Clinton believes we must build on the progress achieved under President Obama and that, no matter what, we can’t go backwards. Despite 70 consecutive months of private sector job growth and landmark legislation for universal health care and Wall Street reform, Senator Sanders has a troubling history of questioning President Obama and his achievements.

  • Sanders called for a primary challenger to President Obama in 2012, saying it would do the country “a great deal of service” to push a “progressive agenda as opposed to what Obama is doing.”
  • Sanders’s health care proposals would roll back the gains made under the Affordable Care Act and take the national debate over health care back to square one.
  • New York Times: Bernie Sanders Suggests He Won’t Campaign on Obama’s Record
  • The Hill: Sanders Won’t Take Up The Obama Mantle