Bernie asks supporters to carry campaign while he's stuck in D.C. for Trump's trial

The Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump means he won’t be spending as much time in Iowa as he would have liked, he said at a Des Moines rally. But, he joked, it just means his campaign slogan — “Not me. Us.” — will need to be a little more literal in the homestretch of the first-in-the-nation nominating caucus.

“Ironically, the ‘us, not me,’ is becoming very much a reality in the last two weeks of this campaign, because I’m not going to be able to be here as much as I would like,” Sanders told a crowd of more than 750 at the State Historical Museum of Iowa. “So you guys are going to have to carry the ball.”