Biden and Trump Campaign in Georgia as Party Battlegrounds Shift

Democrat Joe Biden and Republican Donald Trump rallied on Saturday in Georgia, a pivotal general election battleground that last went Democratic nearly three decades ago. Meanwhile, President Biden turned up the heat on Israel to tone down the violence in Gaza, privately vowing a come-to-Jesus talk with Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu. Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) tells Face the Nation that it's time to stop funding Israel's military, saying that it's a violation of U.S. law to not allow humanitarian aid into Gaza. Hear the interview here.

Former President Trump speculated that the reason why Hamas was armed, equipped, and felt confident was that Iran wanted to drive the U.S. out of the region. He believes that Iran is responsible for attacks in Iraq and Syria, and that the U.S. troop presence in the region should remain.

Senators Mark Warner (D-VA) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) join Face the Nation to discuss worldwide threats facing America. Warner is the chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee, and Rubio is the committee's ranking member. They discuss the rising risk to U.S. interests in the Middle East due to the close alliance with Israel's war in Gaza, and the potential for a red line if Israel were to invade Rafah in Southern Gaza.

This week on Face the Nation: Both presumed nominees turn the page to the general election, and President Biden steps up the pressure on Israel to tone down the violence in Gaza. Ahead of Tuesday's primary in a crucial general election battleground, President Biden and former President Trump both campaigned in Georgia Saturday night, a state that in the last presidential race went blue for the first time in nearly 30 years. (Begin VT) JOE BIDEN (President of the United States): Guys, you really want to do it again? (End VT) MARGARET BRENNAN: Seventy miles north of Biden's event, Trump said it was not fair to compare him to his opponent. (Begin VT) DONALD TRUMP (Former President of the United States (R) and Current U.S. Presidential Candidate): Two very unpopular people are running for office, very unpopular. I said, why am I unpopular? I just knocked off 12 people in the quickest time that it's ever happened. (End VT) MARGARET BRENNAN: That opponent, still riding away with positive reviews from his fiery State of the Union speech, leaned in to a tougher approach in the Israel-Hamas conflict, privately vowing a come-to-Jesus talk with Prime Minister Netanyahu. (Begin VT) PRESIDENT JOE BIDEN: He must, he must pay more attention to the innocent lives being lost as a consequence of the actions taken. He's hurting -- in my view, he's hurting Israel more than helping Israel. And I think it's a big mistake. So I want to see a cease-fire. (End VT) MARGARET BRENNAN: But will a call for a six-week cease-fire to start with be enough for the progressives in his party? We will ask Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Plus, we will talk with House Democratic Leader Hakeem Jeffries. Then: Could Americans dim assessment of the economy finally be looking up? We will hear from Gary Cohn, a former Trump economic adviser. Plus, Senate Intelligence Committee Chairs Mark Warner and Marco Rubio join us to discuss the worldwide threats facing America. It's all just ahead on Face the Nation. Good morning, and welcome to Face the Nation. We are coming off a big week in politics. But there are challenges ahead, particularly with the war between Israel and Hamas reaching a critical point as the holy month of Ramadan begins. I do want to note that we have an extensive bipartisan conversation with the chairs of the Senate Intelligence Committee. That will be coming up in a moment. But we'll turn now to Senator Bernie Sanders from Burlington, Vermont. Good morning to you, Senator. SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS (I-Vermont): Good morning. MARGARET BRENNAN: You have long been a critic of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. The other night, President Biden was heard on a hot mic after the State of the Union address saying he has to have a come-to-Jesus talk with Netanyahu about letting humanitarian aid into Gaza. Have you spoken to President Biden about whether he's had this conversation? If he hasn't, what is he waiting for? And if he already had it, has it made any difference? SENATOR BERNIE SANDERS: Well, I have spoken to people very high up in his administration. Here's the bottom line, Margaret. What we are seeing in Gaza today is literally an unprecedented crisis. It's not just that 30,000 people, two-thirds of whom are women and children, have already been killed. We are looking at the possibility of hundreds of thousands of children starving to death. The United States of America cannot be

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