Bernie Sanders, during an interview on CNN with Wolff Blitzer, addressed the recent events in Baltimore. Sanders noted that while there the issue is at first a local issue, the president does have the eyes and ears of the nation.

He also recognized that there is a systemic problem in Baltimore, one that extends far beyond the immediate issue with Freddie Gray. Sanders mentioned that unemployment is Gray’s neighborhood is at an alarming high, not to mention that instances of violent police interaction were far from uncommon.

Watch the interview below.