After former Vice President Joe Biden praised pharmaceutical companies during an event with wealthy donors in Dallas over the weekend, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday said candidates for the highest office in the nation should not have kind words for corporations whose price-gouging is harming millions of people across the United States.
“I disagree with Joe Biden. The pharmaceutical companies are greedy, corrupt, and engaged in price fixing,” Sanders said in a statement responding to his fellow 2020 Democratic presidential candidate.
“At a time when their behavior is literally killing people every day, America needs a president who isn’t going to appease and compliment drug companies—we need a president who will take on the pharmaceutical industry, whether they like it or not,” said Sanders, who has called on all 2020 contenders to reject campaign cash from the healthcare industry. “When we defeat Donald Trump, that’s exactly what we are going to do.”
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