Sen. Menendez Worries Sanders Nomination Will Divide Democrats

Peter Haskell
February 24, 2020 - 5:16 pm
Sen. Bob Menendez

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TRENTON (WCBS 880) — As we head toward Super Tuesday, the Democratic primary is heating up and some are worries about the impact of divisions within the party.

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez tells WCBS 880’s Peter Haskell that he’s yet to make an endorsement and is looking at the potential impact of a split Democratic Party.

Haskell notes he is clearly worried about Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders becoming the nominee, but it's not just about what happens at the top of the ticket.

“What I really worry about is the ability to preserve the House of Representative majority, to take back the Senate,” Menendez said.

The New Jersey Democrat is concerned Sanders is too liberal for some moderate voters and believes the future of our Democracy is at stake in the 2020 election.

“Beating President Trump is job number 1, because I believe the president has done harm both here at home and abroad,” Menendez said.

One recent poll shows the president is likely to be reelected. Another finds Sanders winning a head-to-head matchup.