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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 ButtigiegButtigieg: Bipartisan deal on infrastructure 'strongly preferred' OVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden ends infrastructure talks with key Republican | Colonial Pipeline CEO grilled over ransomware attack | Texas gov signs bills to improve power grid after winter storm Biden ends infrastructure talks with key Republican MORE said during Wednesday's Democratic debate that Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersSanders won't vote for bipartisan infrastructure deal Bipartisan infrastructure deal takes fire from left and right Politics of discontent: Who will move to the center and win back Americans' trust? 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 TrumpDOJ asks Supreme Court to revive Boston Marathon bomber death sentence, in break with Biden vow Biden looking to build momentum for Putin meeting DOJ tells media execs that reporters were not targets of investigations 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." 

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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.