Vermont Senator and avowed socialist Bernie Sanders has admitted that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi had walked away from a COVID aid bill.
In an interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper, Senator Sanders let the actual truth slip out.
“Well, you talked about that $1.8 trillion bill that the White House, Steve Mnuchin, the Treasury Secretary, was working on with the House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, um, the Democrats walked away from that bill,” Tapper said.
“That’s right!” Sanders burst out.
“Because they wanted $2.2 trillion and they walked away from $1.8 trillion. Was that a mistake?” Tapper asked.
“That’s what I’m saying! That’s exactly what I’m saying!” the Senator said.
“Here was a proposal much much larger, Democrats are, ‘no that’s not good enough,’ and now we’re prepared to accept a proposal that has I think $350 billion dollars in new money?” Sanders continued.
The Vermont senator then went on to complain that the progressives and Democrats aren’t getting enough of what they want stuffed into the bill, which is supposed to be focused on giving relief to the American people and small businesses effected by the coronavirus and the Democrat Governors’ harsh lockdowns.
“I don’t think this is much of a compromise, I think the Republicans have probably gotten 90% of what they want. Our job is to fight and get at least a 50-50 deal,” Sanders said.
The difference he doesn’t seem to see is that what the Republicans are asking for in the bill is relief for the American people, and what Democrats want in their “50-50 deal” are socialist or progressive policies that have nothing to do with COVID. Bernie Sanders and other Democrats don’t seem to understand that the economy is being crushed by the closure of businesses, and the American people cannot survive on government handouts to make up the difference from not being allowed to work.