Alligatorhardt - What Bernie Sanders is proposing is a fundamental change in the culture of the Federal Reserve, and he outlines what he is “calling” for; however the president reserve chairman and vice-chair are selected by the president and must be approved by congress and therefore serve at the pleasure of the president:
The Washington Post / Ezra Klein / The Federal Reserve is Not, and Should Not be, Independent / November 2009 - Quote
"The Federal Reserve is designed to give the chairman distance after he or she is appointed, but the position is appointed precisely in order to give the more democratic branches control over who serves, and influence over what the institution’s priorities are. We may live in the Republic of the Central Banker, but even he serves at the pleasure of the presidency. "
You obviously have a hate on for Bernie Sanders and imply that his loyalties are questionable, which is disingenuous and an unqualified innuendo that paints your argument with bias.
A President Sanders can in fact influence the relationship between the government and the Board of Governors and its presidents, so no where in his Op-Ed does the senator discuss or suggest removing the federal reserve, but merely points out its flaws and how he would influence its relationship with government. It has nothing to do with the failures of the current president or who writes their speeches. It’s a rational observation with a coherent approach to use the power of the presidency to influence changes in our financial system which are currently riddled with inequities.