Sanders To Dems: Make Manchin-Sinema Obstruction Central Target in Midterms

Source: Common Dreams

“As Democrats scramble to craft their midterm strategy amid rising fears of a GOP takeover, Sen. Bernie Sanders on Thursday implored the party’s leadership to offer voters an honest assessment of the role Sens. Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema played in tanking the popular Build Back Better agenda, and make clear that a larger Democratic majority is necessary to push it over the finish line. ‘Say to the American people: ‘Look, we don’t have the votes to do it right now. We have two corporate Democrats who are not going to be with us,” Sanders (I-Vt.) said in an interview with Politico, warning that the increasingly authoritarian [sic] Republican Party stands ‘an excellent chance of gaining control of the House and quite possibly the Senate” if Democrats don’t change direction.” (06/09/22)