On Wednesday morning, Senator Bernie Sanders, 78, was rushed to the hospital after he experienced chest discomfort in Las Vegas, Nevada. Sanders had a blocked artery and is currently in stable conditions after the surgery where two stents were placed to keep the blood flow.
Senior Advisor Jeff Weaver statement:
During a campaign event yesterday evening, Senator Sanders experienced some chest discomfort. Following medical evaluation and testing he was found to have a blockage in one artery and two stents were successfully inserted. Senator Sanders is conversing and in good spirits. 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.
The heart surgery did not stop Sanders from continuing to push his agenda via Tweeter regarding healthcare. What he fail to mention is how he used a private health coverage and not a public insurance like Obamacare that he help write.
Rumors rapidly spread about the Socialist Democrat dropping out of the 2020 presidential race after his campaign staff canceled any future events until further notice. Senator Sanders is also canceling TV ads in Iowa.
Although left wing voters have spread the rumor of Bernie Sanders experiencing a heart attack and accusing the campaign staff of down playing the seriousness of the Senator’s conditions. Based on medical professionals, it does seem to only be Angina (intense chest pains) and not a heart attack. Stents are placed on the patient’s heart to keep the blood flowing and to prevent heart attacks. The recovery of such procedure takes about one week, depending on each patient.
During the 2016 presidential elections, Hillary Clinton’s health played a major role as to why some American voters refuse to support her. From fainting, seizures, and unstoppable coughs that Mrs. Clinton kept experiencing on and off camera, the health of a presidential candidate matters to the average voter.
Since the breaking news about Senator Sanders’ hospitalization, the polls reflect he has lost support and, in fact, Andrew Yang has replaced Sanders in the third place for the Democratic candidate. As for Senator Warren, she has now become the favorite Democrat nominee placing Vice President Joe Biden in a second place, according to Predict It. Senator Warren is known for being a centrist that recently adopted Senator Bernie Sander’s far left ideology.
On Thursday, Bernie Sander’s Wife, Jane Sanders, released a statement via Tweeter thanking any of those who send prayers and support for her husband. In her statement she also added that Bernie will be attend the Democratic debates scheduled on October 15th, less than two weeks from his surgery:
Bernie is up & about. Yesterday, he spent much of the day talking with us about policies, joking with doctors and nurses and speaking with our kids & grandkids and friends on the phone. Bernie’s doctors are very pleased with his progress, and we expect him to be discharged and back home before the end of the weekend. I intend to make sure Bernie takes a few days off to rest, but he’s ready to get back out there and we’re looking forward to the October debate. Again, thank you all for your wonderful support. It really does mean a lot to us.
This was the second time this year that Bernie has shown signs of being unhealthy and perhaps too old to run for office. In March 15th, Senator Sanders received seven stitches after he hit his head on the glass shower door that morning, according to his campaign staff.
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