Updated Oct 9, 2019 - Politics & Policy

Bernie Sanders “misspoke" about slowing down his 2020 campaign

Bernie Sanders

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Bernie Sanders said he "misspoke" on Wednesday after suggesting he planned to slow his presidential campaign down following a heart attack and medical procedure, instead promising to get back to a "very vigorous campaign," NBC reports.

"I said a word I should not have said and media drives me a little bit nuts to make a big deal about it.”
— Bernie Sanders

The state of play: Sanders underwent a medical procedure last Friday after doctors found a blockage in one of his arteries. Despite his condition, Sanders told reporters he plans on publicly releasing his medical records and will participate in the Oct. 15 Democratic primary debate.

  • Sanders said on Tuesday that he plans to "slow down his pace on the campaign trail" after his heart attack, the New York Times reported. He "acknowledged that voters would likely consider his health when deciding whether to support him."

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