(THE HILL) Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders (I) on Wednesday praised Pope Francis for pushing a “progressive agenda” on matters like income inequality and climate change.
In an interview on CNN’s “New Day” outside the White House ahead of the pope’s visit, presidential candidate Sanders said it’s a message that many Republicans “do not want to hear.”
“He has a very, very progressive agenda,” Sanders said. “He’s looking into the eyes of the wealthiest people in this country and he’s saying, 'You know what? You cannot continue to ignore the needs of the poor. You cannot continue to ignore the needs of the sick.'
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