'Bigger than any one of us': Biden, Sanders take on pandemic

Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders
Posted at 10:19 PM, Mar 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-15 22:19:22-04

WASHINGTON - Former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders are looking to cast themselves as best-positioned to lead the nation through a global pandemic.

At Sunday's Democratic debate, Biden pledged to deploy the military to help with recovery efforts, while Sanders used the crisis to pitch his long-sought overhaul of the country's health care system.

Biden appeared determined to keep his focus on the general election.

He committed for the first time to selecting a woman as his running mate if he becomes the Democratic nominee.

After Biden's announcement, Sanders said he would “in all likelihood” do the same.