Sunday on CNN, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) told Dana Bash that he thought Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-VT) and Joe Mancin (D-WV) were working with Republicans to sabotage President Joe Biden.
You have, sadly enough, two Democrats who choose to work with the Republicans rather than the president and who have sabotaged the president’s efforts to address the needs of working families in this country,” he said, calling their actions “frustrating.”
He added, “We’re making some progress, but clearly we have been stalled by the sabotage, if you like, by two Democrats who refuse to support what the president and 48 of us want to do.”
It doesn’t seem like Sanders or any of the liberals putting pressure on Manchin and Sinema recognize anymore that belonging to a party doesn’t require a lawmaker to vote with that party 100% of the time. People are allowed to have different opinions in this country, and its up to the voters to sort out whether they want to keep their elected officials in office.
In this case, Sinema and Manchin’s voters seem to appreciate their independence, even if Sanders and his other 47 cronies obviously don’t. It’s more to satisfy their constituency that they differ from the rest of their party rather than to collude with Republicans against their Democratic colleagues.
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