Bernie Sanders likes to talk about Wall Street reform—even when he’s asked a question on a different topic.
During Sunday’s Democratic debate, the Vermont Senator was asked about inequalities in the criminal justice system.
Sanders cited incarceration statistics, particularly among African Americans and Latinos, as after-effects of a penal system in desperate need of change.
But he crystalized his argument—and echoed a major theme of his campaign—by contrasting those who suffer after being charged with minor crimes with white-collar criminals who go unpunished.
“Who is satisfied when millions of people have police records for possessing marijuana, when the CEOs of Wall Street companies, who destroyed our economy have no police records,” Sanders said. “We need to take a very hard look at our criminal justice system, investing in jobs and education.”