Sen. Bernie Sanders reacts to the news that Pete Buttigieg and Amy Klobuchar have dropped out of the presidential race and endorsed former VP Joe Biden ahead of Super Tuesday:
REPORTER: Senator, our reporting shows that Pete Buttigieg said he got out of the race to try to stop you.
SEN. BERNIE SANDERS: I am shocked by that.
REPORTER: Are you concerned about the moderates consolidating behind Joe Biden?
SANDERS: Look, it is no secret -- the Washington Post has 16 articles a day on this -- there is a massive effort to stop Bernie Sanders. That's not a secret to anyone in this room. The corporate establishment is coming together, the political establishment is coming together, and they will do anything and everything. They are really getting nervous that working people are standing up.
And by the way, when we talk about South Carolina, and when we talk about other states, we are winning working-class voters by big numbers. So they're nervous that working-class people are standing up for decent wages. They're nervous that we are prepared to take on the fossil fuel industry to try to save this planet. And they're nervous that more and more Americans understand that health care is a human right, not a privilege. So it doesn't surprise me, alright?
I started by talking about a Super PAC that is spending millions of dollars today. So why would I be surprised that establishment politicians are coming together?