Before he was a Democratic Socialist, Bernie Sanders pushed for nationalizing major industries in the 1970s

Sen. Bernie Sanders has at times been labeled a radical for his progressive policy platform, but his politics are actually far more moderate than they were back in the 1970s, according to a new CNN report.

At that time, Sanders reportedly embraced nationalizing most major industries in the US, including: the energy industry, public ownership of banks, telephone, electric, and drug companies.

“I favor the public ownership of utilities, banks and major industries,” Sanders said

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