- “With the blame game erupting, corporate Democrats are attacking so-called far-left policies like Medicare for All and the Green New Deal for election defeats in the House and the Senate,” Sanders wrote in an op-ed for USA Today. “They are dead wrong.”
- While Democrats will maintain control of the House, their majority will shrink by at least six seats next year, making it the thinnest in decades. At the same time, Democrats picked up just one seat in the Senate, where control hinges on two January runoff races in Georgia. If Democratic candidates win both of those races, they would secure a 50-50 split, with Vice President-elect Kamala Harris able to cast a tie-breaking vote.
- Sanders, who ran for president in 2016 and 2020, noted that 112 co-sponsors of Medicare-for-all were on the ballot last week, and all of them won their races. “It turns out that supporting universal health care during a pandemic and enacting major investments in renewable energy as we face the existential threat to our planet from climate change is not just good public policy,” he wrote. “It also is good politics.”
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