The Vermont independent senator is an outspoken liberal champion on social issues, jobs and foreign policy. He is known for his boisterous speeches on the Senate floor, his blunt style and his penchant for getting under the skin of his opponents.
But when the newly minted presidential candidate takes the stage at the National Association of Latino Elected Officials meeting in Las Vegas on Friday, he will stand before many Latino lawmakers that feel he hasn’t been nearly liberal enough on the issue of immigration.
“It is not his priority,” Arturo Vargas, the executive director of NALEO, said on Thursday. “I think that is one of the challenges his campaign is going to have to confront.”