Statement: Sanders on Mubarak

WASHINGTON, Feb. 11 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today on Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak’s resignation after weeks of widespread protests and calls for democratic reforms.

“After 30 years of autocratic rule, Hosni Mubarak is gone.  That is extraordinary news and a real testament to the incredible courage of millions of people in that country who put their lives on the line in the fight for democracy.  The goal now, which will not be easy, is for Egypt to make the transition to a democratic government with real legal safeguards. The United States must play an active role in helping the democratic forces in Egypt accomplish that.”