Appearing on Monday night’s Colbert Report, Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders delved into his possible third party run for the White House in 2016.
Starting out, Colbert asked Sanders what it’s like to be the only self-proclaimed socialist politician in the Senate.
“That’s the bogeyman of Washington. Do you frighten people when you walk around the Capitol? Are they afraid you’re going to take away their tractor and give it to the whole village?” Colbert asked.
“Hopefully, we frighten the billionaire class,” Sanders said to audience applause. “Hopefully, we frighten the insurance companies, because we are the only major country on Earth that doesn’t have a health care system guaranteeing health care to all people.”
“About 64 percent of the American rejected the two-party system,” Sanders continued. “They rejected Washington as it now functions. They rejected a political system and a Congress which spends more time representing the wealthy and the powerful more than ordinary Americans.”
Finally, Colbert asked Sanders what most people have been wondering: whether or not he’ll run in 2016.
“The news is that I’m thinking about running for president,” Sanders replied.
Watch the segment in two parts below (h/t: The Raw Story):