03/18/2010 05:12 am ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

Bernie Sanders: Bernanke Won't Get My Vote For Second Term (VIDEO)

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said Sunday that Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke would not get his vote for another five-year term.

"I absolutely will not vote for Mr. Bernanke," the Vermont senator said on ABC's "This Week." "He's part of the problem. If he's the smartest guy in the world, why didn't he do anything to prevent us from sinking into this disaster that Wall Street caused and which he was a part of? No, I will not vote for Bernanke to stay on as chairman."

In August, Sanders sharply disagreed with President Obama's decision to renominate Bernanke, saying the Fed chair had been "asleep at the wheel."

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