“Well, I will do what I have done in the past. Let me just say something about this. The current model of the Democratic Party obviously is not working,” he said.

The Republican Party gained a majority in the House and Senate during President Barack Obama’s eight years in office, and they also have a strong majority of governorships.

“What we need to do is to reach out to independents. There’s is a heck of a lot more independents in this country than there are Republicans or Democrats,” Sanders said. “I am an Independent. I have worked within the Democratic caucus in the House and the Senate for over 25 years. I’ll continue to do that. “