12/11/2012 06:01 pm ET

Bernie Sanders: Republicans 'Living In Parallel Universe' Because Of Fox News, Conservative Media (VIDEO)

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) joined HuffPost Live's Abby Huntsman on Tuesday and discussed the hyperpartisan reporting of conservative media outlets, claiming that they left millions of Republicans in the dark heading into election day.

Sanders pointed out that after constantly being told that "everybody hates Obama," viewers of Fox News and listeners of Rush Limbaugh were left "in shellshock" when the president swept to re-election.

"I worry very much that some of these guys are living in a parallel universe," he continued. "I hope the Republican party wakes up and understands that they are not reflective what the American people are thinking."

The interview also touched on the fiscal cliff negotiations, Sander's opposition to raising the eligibility age for Medicare, Republican intransigence in Congress, and combating economic inequality.

Watch the full segment at HuffPost Live.