Former first daughter Chelsea Clinton on Saturday praised Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill’s Whip List: Where Dems stand on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Friends, foes spar in fight on Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Sanders: 'What do the Russians have on Mr. Trump?' MORE (I-Vt.) for his op-ed pressuring President Trump to stop the Army from giving a French company an exclusive license to a Zika virus vaccine.
Sanders criticized French pharmaceutical company Sanofi in the op-ed, noting the firm has already gotten $43 million from the Department of Health and Human Services to develop a vaccine with the Army and is expected to receive $130 million more in federal funding.
Sanders has been an outspoken critic of pharmaceutical companies' pricing.
Clinton's mother Hillary ClintonHillary Rodham ClintonDem rep: 'We must pause the entire Trump agenda' until Russia investigation complete New England Patriots to visit White House on April 19 More than ever, Justice must demand a special prosecutor for Trump-Russia probe MORE faced off with Sanders in a fierce battle in last year's Democratic presidential primary.
Clinton was considered a huge favorite, but Sanders surged in polls in late 2015 and won 23 states, nearly defeating Clinton before eventually conceding the nomination, endorsing her and campaigning for her in the general election.
Clinton lost the general election to Trump in a shocking upset, despite garnering nearly 3 million more votes than Trump overall.