However, Larry Cohen, the chair of political group Our Revolution, which emerged from Sanders' previous presidential campaign, dismissed that concern.
Bernie Sanders is the first 2020 candidate to pick up an endorsement from a member of Congress who is not from their home state.
Asked directly by Univsion's Jorge Ramos in an interview Tuesday if he believes Maduro is a dictator and should "go", Sanders glaringly hedged.
"I think clearly he has been very, very abusive".
"That is why we've set a goal of 1 million people saying that they're ready to do what it takes to win this election", he said.
"The difference for me is Bernie Sanders is not a Democrat, so I don't understand why Bernie Sanders, who does not want to become a member of the Democratic Party-" Meeks said before Harlow cut him off to note that Sanders said he would run and then preside as a Democrat.
In 2016, he declared as a Democrat in New Hampshire to participate in the presidential primary there, as required by the state's rules. Those so concerned about a centrist independent being a spoiler should perhaps ask another question: "Will the eventual Democratic nominee be the party's own version of a spoiler?" Bernie Sanders (I-VT) speaks during a "National Student Town Hall" at George Mason University Oct. 28, 2015 in Fairfax, Virginia. The Democrats should still expect Sanders to give them a run for their money for the party's nomination, and even if it doesn't happen, his presence is nearly certainly going to have an impact, maybe even playing spoiler to the hopes of one of the other candidates.
"It is absolutely imperative that Donald Trump is defeated', Sanders continued, "because I think it is unacceptable and un-American.to have a president that is a pathological liar. who is a racist, who is a sexist, who is a xenophobe, who is doing what no president in our lifetimes has come close to doing, that is trying to divide us up".