Sanders Statement on Treasury Nominee

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after Antonio Weiss asked President Barack Obama not to renew his nomination to be undersecretary of domestic finance at the Treasury Department:

“I have no personal animosity toward Mr. Weiss but I am very glad he withdrew his nomination. The president needs economic advisors who do not come from Wall Street. In fact, he needs advisors prepared to stand up to Wall Street. We need economic policies in this country which ask the wealthy and large corporations to pay their fair share of taxes and which create millions of good-paying jobs.”