Biden dismisses Sanders's rally crowds: 'People aren't looking for a revolution'

Biden dismisses Sanders's rally crowds: 'People aren't looking for a revolution'
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenDemocratic convention lineup to include Ocasio-Cortez, Clinton, Warren: reports Whitmer met with Biden days before VP announcement: report Maxine Waters says Biden 'can't go home without a Black woman being VP' MORE on Sunday dismissed Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersThe Hill's Campaign Report: US officials say Russia, China are looking to sow discord in election Warren urges investment in child care workers amid pandemic Progressive candidate Bush talks about her upset primary win over Rep. Clay MORE’s (I-Vt.) large rally crowds as an indicator that his rival in the 2020 Democratic presidential race could turn out more general election voters if he’s the party's nominee. 

Biden, fresh off his first primary victory with a win in Saturday’s South Carolina primary, suggested there isn’t a direct correlation between the number of people who attend rallies and those who vote. 

“People aren't looking for a revolution... they're looking for results and getting things done,” Biden said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

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“Bernie doesn’t have a very good track record of getting things done in the U.S. Congress, in the U.S. Senate," he added. "Much of what he’s proposing is very much pie in the sky.” 

Biden also said Democratic voters are looking for a presidential nominee who can help the party win the Senate and keep control of the House. The former vice president has argued that he can help down-ballot candidates, who would be hurt if Sanders faces off against President TrumpDonald John TrumpJoe Arpaio loses bid for his old position as sheriff Trump brushes off view that Russia denigrating Biden: 'Nobody's been tougher on Russia than I have' Trump tees up executive orders on economy but won't sign yet MORE in November. 

Biden also said his South Carolina win was a “big boost” heading into Super Tuesday and his campaign is “feeling good” as the primary pushes forward.