Top Senate Dem: Sanders 'off to a solid start' in 2020 race

Top Senate Dem: Sanders 'off to a solid start' in 2020 race
© Getty Images

Sen. Dick DurbinRichard (Dick) Joseph DurbinDurbin calls Mueller report findings on Trump team 'troubling' Congress opens door to fraught immigration talks McConnell: 'Past time' for immigration-border security deal MORE (D-Ill.), the second-ranking Democrat in the Senate, said in a Politico story published Sunday that Sen. Bernie SandersBernard (Bernie) SandersCory Booker has a problem in 2020: Kamala Harris Wage growth shaping up as key 2020 factor for Trump Booker to supporter who wanted him to punch Trump: 'Black guys like us, we don't get away with that' MORE (I-Vt.) is "off to a solid start" with his presidential campaign.

Durbin conceded that he may have different views from Sanders but added that he would have "no problem" supporting Sanders over President TrumpDonald John TrumpThorny part of obstruction of justice is proving intent, that's a job for Congress Obama condemns attacks in Sri Lanka as 'an attack on humanity' Schiff rips Conway's 'display of alternative facts' on Russian election interference MORE.

ADVERTISEMENT

“There was a question in my mind of whether he could get back up on the bicycle after four years. But he’s off to a solid start,” Durbin said. 

“I know Bernie, I’ve worked with Bernie, I understand him," he continued. "People have images of him which may be different than mine. But if you’re asking me about Bernie Sanders vs. Donald Trump? No problem.”