NBC's Chuck Todd had many questions for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) during on "Meet the Press" Sunday, but the topic of the FBI's investigation into Sanders and his wife Jane's alleged bank fraud was never addressed.
Reports surfaced last month that Sanders' wife was being investigated by the FBI for taking out a $10 million loan that she secured from People’s United Bank in 2010 while she was president of Burlington College in order to purchase 33 acres of land for the school. According to FBI investigators, Jane Sanders was not forthcoming about donor levels in order to make it seem the school was far better off that it was when applying for the loan.
During Sunday's interview, Todd and Sanders discussed the GOP bill to replace Obamacare. Sanders criticized the Senate Republican leadership for not allowing Democrats to have input during the bill's crafting.
Todd went on to question Sanders's rhetoric about the GOP bill, which Sanders blasted on Twitter: "Let us be clear. This is not trying to be overly dramatic. Thousands of people will die if the Republican healthcare bill becomes law."
Let us be clear and this is not trying to be overly dramatic: Thousands of people will die if the Republican health care bill becomes law.— Bernie Sanders (@Bernie Sanders)1498250851.0
Todd asked Sanders if he regretted using such language, even after Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) called him for using such language less than two weeks after Republican Rep. Steve Scalice (La.) was shot during a GOP baseball practice by a left-wing activist. Sanders said he didn't regret the tweet and noted that he was simply citing a study.
Currently, the Senate bill is facing trouble after GOP Sens. Rand Paul (Ky.), Mike Lee (Utah), Ron Johnson (Wis.), Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and Dean Heller (Nev.) have voiced their opposition to the bill.
Todd then asked Sanders for theories on why Democrat Jon Ossoff lost the Georgia special election Tuesday. Sanders blamed the loss on economic uncertainty exhibited by the American people.
Todd eventually ended the interview without once even mentioning the FBI investigation.