U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders has halted campaigning for president after being hospitalized on Tuesday with chest pains that required doctors to insert two stents after finding a blockage in one artery, his campaign said on Wednesday.
“Sen. Sanders is conversing and in good spirits,” senior campaign advisor Jeff Weaver said in a statement. “He will be resting up over the next few days. We are canceling his events and appearances until further notice, and we will continue to provide appropriate updates.
Sanders has been an critic of President Donald Trump and has given ideas of how to give total government control of the United States.
At one of the previous debates he got into a battle with former Vice President Joe Biden over giving healthcare for free.
Biden And Sanders Tear Each Other Apart In Healthcare Debate.
Former Vice President Joe Biden has gone after some of his progressive opponents again and their plan for Medicare For All.
The former vice president’s campaign said that it wanted Democrats to fight for and to protect Obamacare and not change it to Medicare for everyone, The Hill reported.
Joe Biden’s presidential campaign expanded his critiques against “Medicare for All” and pressed its opponents to fight to protect and expand the Affordable Care Act (ACA), which the former vice president played a crucial role in ushering through Congress.
Deputy Campaign Manager and Communications Director Kate Bedingfield detailed Republican efforts to overhaul the Obama administration’s signature legislation.
Bedingfield said Democrats should work to protect the law instead of enacting a plan the campaign says would effectively kill it.
“With all of these renewed threats, as Democrats we should be presenting a united front to protect the law we rallied together to pass,” she said.
“Defending Obamacare is how Democrats took back the House. And it’ll be one way we take back the Presidency from Trump,” she said.
“Joe Biden has been very clear: he will not support any policy that means getting rid of Obamacare. He will oppose Republican efforts; he will oppose Democratic efforts,” she said.
Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders went after Biden and his message with one of his own on Twitter as they battle for the top spot in the Democrat primary.
“At the end of the day, you’ve either got to be on the side of the people or the side of the health insurance companies. I know which side I’m on,” he said.
At the end of the day, you’ve either got to be on the side of the people or the side of the health insurance companies. I know which side I’m on. pic.twitter.com/P2ZVzSSXM2
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) July 16, 2019
He also attacked the former vice president in an interview with The New York Times in which he compared him to President Donald Trump.
“I am disappointed, I have to say, in Joe, who is a friend of mine, really distorting what Medicare for All is about,” he said.
“And unfortunately, he is sounding like Donald Trump. He is sounding like the health care industry in that regard,” he said.
But Bedingfield took him on, not by name, as she spoke about the former vice president’s plan for healthcare in The United States.
“So let’s have the debate: build upon what’s been working in Obamacare? Or scrap it altogether and start from scratch?
“Joe Biden looks forward to continuing that conversation on the trail, and we’re confident that once voters look beyond Twitter and catch-phrases, they’ll see which plan will better put us on a path to the goal we’re all striving towards,” she said.
The Democrats continue to attack each other and it could help President Trump win again.
Many Americans disagree with Sen. Sanders in terms of policy but we offer him our prayers for a speedy recovery.