Speaking with Dean Obeidallah on SiriusXM radio's "Progress" channel, Sen. Bernie Sanders blasted former NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg as "part of the problem" and accused him of trying to "buy the presidency."
"Look, Bloomberg, anybody else in America has the right to run for president. But I think, in a democracy, you do not have the right to buy the presidency," he said.
"It really is absurd that we have a guy who is prepared to spend already many hundreds of millions of dollars on TV ads," he said. "Meanwhile, he did not do what all of the other Democratic candidates do. He wasn’t holding town meetings in Iowa, or New Hampshire, or Nevada, or South Carolina. Those were not important enough for him."
'"He could simply buy the election with hundreds of millions of dollars of ads. That is wrong. That is the basic, fundamental problem of American society is that billionaires have extraordinary wealth and power over the economic and political life of this country," Sanders said.