By Joshua Altman - 12/12/11 09:59 PM EST
Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt.) on Monday withheld his endorsement for President Obama in his reelection bid, saying, “I look forward, very much, to supporting him.”
Sanders has been critical of Obama recently, saying that the president would be “dead wrong” to give in on higher taxes for the wealthy during debt negotiations.
On "The Situation Room" Monday, Sanders said Obama’s victory in 2012 hinged on taking up issues for “working families.”
“I think that if President Obama begins to fight for the working families of this country, show working people that he’s gonna stand up to big money interests, I think he’s gonna win this election,” he said.