Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is giving it another go for the U.S. presidential nomination, this time for the 2020 race.
The independent senator made the announcement Tuesday, saying he will run for president in the 2020 presidential election race, according to Vermont Public Radio (VPR) and the New York Times.
The 77-year-old lost his bid for the party’s presidential nomination in the 2016 White House race against Hillary Clinton.
“I wanted to let the people of the state of Vermont know about this first,” Sanders told VPR. “And what I promise to do is, as I go around the country, is to take the values that all of us in Vermont are proud of — a belief in justice, in community, in grassroots politics, in town meetings — that’s what I’m going to carry all over this country.”
“I think the current occupant of the White House is an embarrassment to our country,” Sanders said. “I think he is a pathological liar … I also think he is a racist, a sexist, a homophobe, a xenophobe, somebody who is gaining cheap political points by trying to pick on minorities, often undocumented immigrants.”
Sanders is running against other notable candidates, such as New Jersey Senator Cory Booker, California Senator Kamala Harris and Massachusetts Senator Elizabeth Warren.