Sanders: Trump's call to abolish filibuster should make one 'nervous'

Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersJames Carville: Biden represents 'stability' not 'generational change' Ocasio-Cortez, progressives trash 'antisemitic' Politico illustration of Bernie Sanders 2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding MORE (I-Vt.) said on Saturday that President TrumpDonald John TrumpPapadopoulos on AG's new powers: 'Trump is now on the offense' Pelosi uses Trump to her advantage Mike Pence delivers West Point commencement address MORE's call for removing the Senate filibuster should make people "a little bit nervous."

“Donald Trump supports the ending of the filibuster. So you should be a little bit nervous if Donald Trump supports it,” he told HuffPost in an interview published Monday. 

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Sanders has frequently called for filibuster reform but has also said he is "not crazy" about nixing it, despite calls from some progressives to get rid of the 60-vote hurdle. 

Trump has urged Senate Republicans to remove the filibuster, arguing that it's standing in the way of enacting his agenda.

Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenTrump defense pick expected to face tense confirmation 2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign MORE (D-Mass.) last week expressed willingness to end the filibuster if Republicans try to get in the way of "solving the massive problems facing this country."

"When Democrats next have power, we should be bold and clear: We’re done with two sets of rules — one for the Republicans and one for the Democrats," she said in a speech on Friday.

"When Democrats have the White House again, if [Senate Majority Leader] Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump orders more troops to Mideast amid Iran tensions What if 2020 election is disputed? Immigration bills move forward amid political upheaval MORE tries to do what he did to President Obama, and puts small-minded partisanship ahead of solving the massive problems facing this country, then we should get rid of the filibuster," she added.

Other senators vying for the White House have been more cautious.

Sen. Cory BookerCory Anthony Booker2020 Democrats target federal ban on abortion funding Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign 2020 hopeful John Delaney unveils T climate plan MORE (D-N.J.), for example, has said “we should not be doing anything to mess with the strength of the filibuster," while Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisSan Francisco police chief apologizes for raid on journalist's home Gillibrand seizes on abortion debate to jump-start campaign Senate Democrats to House: Tamp down the impeachment talk MORE (D-Calif.) said she is "conflicted" on the matter.