Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) slammed the Democrat party for not standing with the American people in the fight against rising crime, homelessness, poverty and corporate greed.
Sanders, in an interview with CNN’s Anderson Cooper, insisted that the Democrat party must show the American worker it stands with them if the party wants to be successful in 2024.
“No, we’re just not. Look, I have said over and over again in the Democratic caucus, on media, that, if the Democrats want to do well in 2024, they have got to make it clear which side they are on. When the people on top are doing phenomenally well while 60% of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck, half a million people sleeping out on the streets, crime has gone up, we have got to make it clear that we are prepared to stand with the working class of this country and take on the corporate greed, which has been so very destructive, record-breaking profits for corporate America, CEOs, 350 times earnings of what their workers are making. We have got to make it clear which side we’re on. If you’re asking me whether the Democrats have been as strong as they should be in doing that, the answer is no.”
Sanders also reacted to a bizarre incident that took place on the Senate floor during a hearing. Sen. Markwayne Mullin (R-OK) almost turned the hearing into a street fight after the Oklahoma lawmaker challenged a witness to a physical fight on the Senate floor. Sander told
“Well, it’s pretty pathetic,” Sander said of Mullin’s action. “I mean, we have a United States Senator challenging a member of the panel, who was the head of one of the larger unions in America, which has just negotiated a very good contract for their workers teams. This country faces so many crises and this is what goes on in a Senate hearing. And that’s why, you know, the American people are getting sick and tired of what goes on here in Congress.”