Bernie’s Role in the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Bill

How the Vermont Senator secured a victory for America’s struggling working class

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Accusations of ‘All Talk’

Sanders has, time and time again, been attacked by his colleagues for having ‘big talk, but no action.’ Even Senator Elizabeth Warren, who was reportedly close with Sanders until recently, has brought up this point.

Congressional Crisis

Sanders’ dealings with the coronavirus relief bill show all the hallmarks of the style we’ve come to expect from him — and also shows how critical his approach can be.

From Long Shot to Longer Shot

Despite Sanders being front-and-center trying to deal with the coronavirus pandemic, it’s become clear that his shot at winning the Democratic nomination for President is much less likely than it was even a few weeks ago. Sanders’ base is made up of working-class people and youth, folks that normally wouldn’t take the time to vote because they don’t feel represented. These people are even less likely to vote by mail or risk voting in primaries that haven’t been cancelled already.

“You have to stop with this. I’m dealing with a f*cking global crisis. You know? We’re dealing with it and you’re asking me these questions. Right now I’m trying to do my best to make sure that we don’t have an economic meltdown and that people don’t die. Is that enough to you? To keep you busy for today?” (source)

Sanders’ quick turnaround in this crisis, his broad pro-worker coronavirus plan, and his refusal to allow carveouts to hurt the most vulnerable Americans, shows the kind of leadership America needs.

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