Bernie Sanders wrote an op-ed for publication in West Virginia’s Charleston Gazette-Mail newspaper. It was published on Friday. What followed is what happens when the Senate’s most progressive Democrat takes direct fire at one of the Senate’s most moderate Democrats. Bernie threw down the gauntlet over Manchin’s resistance to his $3.5T infrastructure bill. Manchin didn’t appreciate being blindsided by “a self-declared Independent socialist”, an “out-of-stater”.
Sanders is increasingly desperate to get the behemoth social spending-laden infrastructure wish list moved in the Senate. Bernie Sanders is chair of the Senate Budget Committee which is all you need to know about which