U.S. Sen Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was apparently a popular guest on the Sunday mainstream media shows yesterday as we previously reported on an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” he also appeared on CNN’s “State of the Union.
The progressive and Democratic Socialist told co-host Dana Bash as well that the Arizona Democratic party’s censure of U.S. Sen Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) was “exactly right.”
Bash asked how can Democrats get at least the “bare minimum” passed for what they want to be done in regards to the Build Back Better Act or “chunks” of it.
Sanders responded, “I think when you bring bills on the floor — we have allowed the Republicans to get away with murder. They haven’t had to vote on anything. Now, if they want to vote against lowering the cost of prescription drugs, expanding Medicaid, dealing with child care, dealing with housing, let them vote, and let Manchin and Sinema decide which side they are on.”
Sanders then suggested, “And when all of that shakes out, we’ll see where we are. I have the feeling that we will be able to get 50 votes or more on some of these issues.”
“We could put that piece together and then pass something that’s very significant,” Sanders explained.
Additionally, Sanders insisted, “What has bothered me very much is the Republicans are laughing all the way to Election Day.”
“They have not had to cast one bloody vote … which shows us where they’re at. And we have got to change that,” Sanders ranted.
“I think there is widespread understanding of what we’ve done for the last six months has failed from a policy point of view, it has failed politically, we need to change course, we need have the courage to take on the Republicans,” Sanders concluded before repeating, “and let Manchin and Sinema decide which side they are on.”
"I think there's widespread understanding of what we've done for the last six months has failed from a policy point of view… We need to change course," says Sen. Bernie Sanders on Pres. Biden signaling that he supports passing "chunks" of his spending plan. #CNNSOTU pic.twitter.com/P0RPyTtCMz— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) January 23, 2022
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