Sanders will be 79 years old by the November election.
Courtesy of the New York Post:
Sen. Bernie Sanders on Sunday balked at releasing medical records in the wake of a heart attack that briefly took him off the campaign trail last fall — insisting that he is “in good health.”
Speaking on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” the Democratic presidential hopeful said his campaign has “cardiologists who are confirming that I am in good health.”
“We have released as much documentation, I think, as any other candidate,” said Sanders, 78.
“But no other candidate has had a heart attack,” host Chuck Todd shot back.
“Yeah, no other candidate is doing four or five events a day running all over the country,” Sanders replied.
Todd had noted that in a Sept. 14 interview — prior to the heart attack in October — Sanders promised to release his medical records “before the first votes are cast.”
“The American people have a right to know whether the person they’re going to be voting for for president is healthy,” Sanders said at the time. “And we will certainly release our medical records before the primary.”
But he was singing a different tune Sunday, two days before the New Hampshire primary.
“I mean, you can start releasing medical records and it never ends,” he told the host. “We’ve released a substantive part — all of our background. We have doctors who have, cardiologists confirming that I am in good health. I am in good health.”
Sanders said that his doctor wants him to walk more and get more sleep, both of which he is trying to do.
He also said he will probably sleep better after the election.
I don’t want to be an ageist here but when you are 78 years old and just suffered a heart attack witholding your medical records seems as if you have something to hide.
Yes, I realize that Trump will never release an accurate medical recorfd himself, but Democrats are supposed to be the transparent ones.
Personally I would like to see the medical records for all of the Democratic candidates, especially those three who are well into their late 70’s.