- Sen. Bernie Sanders, the incoming chairman of the powerful Senate Budget Committee, dared his Republican colleagues on Sunday to criticize him for attempting to use the expedited reconciliation process to push through a coronavirus relief package, noting that the GOP utilized the same procedural tool to pass major tax cuts for the rich just over three years ago.
- In an interview on CNN Sunday, the Vermont senator said the Democrat-controlled federal government cannot wait “months and months” trying to convince austerity-obsessed Republicans to support the kind of sweeping Covid-19 relief package that experts say is necessary to slow the spread of the deadly virus, stimulate the economy, and provide crucial aid to millions of struggling families.
- “You did it, we’re gonna do it, but we’re gonna do it to protect ordinary people, not just the rich and the powerful.” —Sen. Bernie Sanders
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