Bernie Sanders’ Campaign Insists He Will Participate in Next Democratic Debate on October 15th Although He Is Still Hospitalized Recovering From Blocked Artery Procedure

Democratic 2020 U.S. presidential candidate and U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders (D-VT) takes the stage at the New Hampshire Democratic Party state convention in Manchester, New Hampshire, U.S. September 7, 2019. REUTERS/Gretchen Ertl/File Photo

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) will participate in the next Democratic presidential debate on October 15, his campaign said on Thursday. The news follows a recent procedure Sanders underwent to insert two stents to relieve an artery blockage. The campaign initially said they were “canceling his events and appearances until further notice’ but that the senator was doing well following the procedure. It is not clear whether Sanders plans to return to the trail prior to the next debate.

Sanders’ wife Jane issued a statement on Thursday saying her husband was in good spirits. “Bernie is up and about,” she wrote. “Yesterday, he spent much of the day talking with staff about policies, cracking jokes with the nurses and doctors, and speaking with his family on the phone. His doctors are pleased with his progress, and there has been no need for any additional procedures. We expect Bernie will be discharged and on a plane back to Burlington before the end of the weekend. He’ll take a few days to rest, but he’s ready to get back out there and is looking forward to the October debate.”

SOURCE: The Daily Beast – Jamie Ross