Faithwire | Tré Goins-Phillips | February 10, 2020
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is in lockstep with Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez when it comes to the pro-life movement.
Much like Perez has in the past, Sanders made clear over the weekend he sees no place in the Democratic Party for pro-life voters.
“I think being pro-choice is an absolutely essential part of being a Democrat, if you’re asking me,” said Sanders, a top contender for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination.
He made the comment during a candidate forum in New Hampshire on Saturday, when the emcee asked him if there is “such a thing as a pro-life Democrat in your vision of the party.”
“I may be wrong on this, I think, in the Senate probably 95% of the Democrats are pro-choice, you have a few who are not,” added Sanders, noting there’s likely an even higher percentage of pro-abortion Democrats in the House.
“That’s kind of what my view is,” he said. “I think by this time in history, I think, when we talk about what a Democrat is, I think being pro-choice is essentially, an essential part of that.”