New Hampshire primary: Bernie Sanders defeats Buttigieg

New Hampshire primary: Bernie Sanders defeats Buttigieg

- Senator Bernie Sanders has won the New Hampshire primary in the US

- Sanders claimed victory over his rival, Pete Buttigieg who represents South bend, Indiana

- The politician is now the front-runner for the Democratic nomination ahead of the presidential election

After a stiff competition with his rival Pete Buttigieg, Senator Bernie Sanders on Tuesday, February 11, emerged the winner of the New Hampshire primary.

Sander's tough victory has now made him the front-runner for the Democratic nomination, CNN reports.

While Sanders represents Vermont, Buttiegieg represented South Bend, Indiana, between January 2012 to January 2020.

This happens to be the second Democratic competition ahead of the November 2020 presidential election in the United States (US).

Jewish Telegraph Agency reports that Sander, speaking on his victory, said that this means the end of President Donald Trump.

He said: “The reason we won in New Hampshire tonight and we won last week in Iowa is because of the hard work of so many volunteers.

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“Let me say tonight that this victory here is the beginning of the end for Donald Trump."

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that Trump had sacked two senior officials who testified against him during his impeachment trial at the House of Representatives.

The US president recalled his ambassador to the European Union, Gordon Sondland. This was few hours after Lieutenant Colonel Alexander Vindman was sacked on Friday, February 7.

Vindman's twin brother Yevgeny, also a lieutenant colonel who worked as a lawyer in the NSC, was also sent back to the Department of the Army.

Vindman's lawyer, David Pressman, accused President Trump of exacting revenge on his client for telling the truth.

The British media adds that Trump simply told newsmen that he was not happy with Vindaman.

In another post, Legit.ng reported that Trump was acquitted by the Senate on impeachment charges preferred against him on Wednesday, February 5.

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With the conclusion of the Senate trial, Trump remains the US president and he is already on the move to be re-elected in November 2020.

Similarly, Trump had earlier attacked Senator Mitt Romney for voting in support of his impeachment during the Senate's trial on Wednesday, February 5.

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Despite belonging to Trump's party, the Republican party, Senator Romney voted to convict the US president on the impeachment charges filed against him.

With his action, Romney has emerged the first senator in the history of the US to vote to convict a president from his own party.

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Source: Legit.ng

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