Bernie Sanders Pledges to Run as Democrat

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) on Tuesday signed a pledge to run for president in 2020 as a member of the Democrat Party.

Sanders signed the “loyalty pledge” in response to the Democrat National Committee passing a rule barring non-Democrats from seeking the party’s presidential nomination in 2020. Sanders ran for the White House in 2016 without declaring himself a Democrat, a move which irked party members across the country.

Jeff Weaver, a senior campaign adviser to Sanders, told CNN that the presidential candidate intended to run as a Democrat in 2020 and had no issues putting it in writing.