Buttigieg says Sanders needs to release full medical records

Buttigieg says Sanders needs to release full medical records
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Former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegScaled-back Pride Month poses challenges for fundraising, outreach Biden hopes to pick VP by Aug. 1 It's as if a Trump operative infiltrated the Democratic primary process MORE said during Wednesday's Democratic debate that Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersBiden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Trump signs order removing environmental reviews for major projects | New Trump air rule will limit future pollution regulations, critics say | DNC climate group calls for larger federal investment on climate than Biden plan Google: Chinese and Iranian hackers targeting Biden, Trump campaigns MORE (I-Vt.) needs to release his medical records after the progressive senator said on Tuesday he would not do so during his presidential bid

"Transparency matters, especially living through the Trump era," Buttigieg said at the debate hosted by NBC News in Las Vegas. "Under President Obama, the standard was that the president would release full medical records, do a physical, and release the readout, and I think that's the standard we should hold ourselves to as well." 

"President TrumpDonald John TrumpTwitter CEO: 'Not true' that removing Trump campaign video was illegal, as president has claimed Biden formally clinches Democratic presidential nomination Barr says he didn't give 'tactical' command to clear Lafayette protesters MORE lowered that standard. He said that just a letter from a doctor, and now a lot of folks on stage are saying that's enough," the presidential candidate continued. "I am certainly prepared to get a physical, put out the results, and I think everyone here should be willing to do the same." 


Sanders said on Tuesday he would not be releasing any more medical records during the campaign, claiming he's already revealed enough information to quell any concerns about his physical health. 

“We have released, I think ... quite as much as any other candidate has. We released two rather detailed letters from cardiologists, and we released a letter that came from the head of the U.S. Congress medical group, the physicians there. So I think we have released a detailed report, and I’m comfortable with what we have done,” Sanders said. 

“If you think I’m not in good health, come on out with me on the campaign trail and I’ll let you introduce me to the three or four rallies a day that we do,” he continued. 

Sanders has faced scrutiny about his physical health since he suffered a heart attack on the campaign trail in October.