"I have some important news to share, and I wanted you to hear it from me: Today, I am announcing my intention to run for re-election to the United States Senate in 2018," Sanders wrote in a Twitter post.
The senator from the US state of Vermont pledged he would continue to be the fiercest opponent in the Senate to congressional Republicans and President Donald Trump.
But being anti-Trump and anti-Republican is not enough. We need to continue our fight for a progressive agenda which will take on oligarchy, and improve the lives of working people throughout our country.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) May 21, 2018
Twitter users have split into two camps, with some of them opposed to the re-election of the US senator, while a great number are in favor.
Bernie, give it up— jac2000 (@Jac2000A) 21 мая 2018 г.
— AN@81 (@AN8133413863) 21 мая 2018 г.
— Albert (@asmith6719) 21 мая 2018 г.
Social media users have supported the idea of the US senator's re-election.
— Branden Patten (@BeepsOkay) 21 мая 2018 г.
— Danny Arnold (@canoedan) 21 мая 2018 г.
— Rossana Archibold (@rsscrbl) 21 мая 2018 г.
— ♥♡Keosha™♥♡ (@badgirlkeo) 21 мая 2018 г.
The US Senator was a contender for the Democratic presidential nomination but lost to Hillary Clinton.
Sanders has been representing Vermont in the US Senate since 2007.