What Bernie Sanders would do if elected president: A look at what he would do in office
Sanders would not take the oath of office, but he would still be president if he won the nomination.
If he loses, he would remain in office until the election of a new president, the platform states.
“It is time to move on,” Sanders says in the platform.
It also includes a list of goals for the next four years, which include a goal to expand Medicare coverage and make it easier to take federal tax deductions for childcare and housing expenses, which Sanders says will make it cheaper for working families.
It adds a call for “a bold and progressive agenda to transform our economy and society.”
That includes a push to raise the minimum wage, invest in infrastructure and create jobs, as well as a plan to pay for the massive infrastructure and research projects that Sanders wants to see funded.
But he has not yet committed to a plan on health care, which he has said he would consider if he is elected.
The platform states that he would “revisit the role of government in health care,” which is a move that has been criticized by some Democrats.
He also would call for a “universal, high-quality, affordable, accessible, and quality health care system” and to make it “safer, more affordable, and more accessible for all Americans.”
He has also called for an increase in the minimum income for the middle class.
And he has promised to create an agency to work on the issue of climate change, something many Republicans have been critical of.