This was unexpected…
Bernie Sanders recently showed up on CNN and chastised Democrats for “walking away from the $1.8 trillion coronavirus relief package that the White House was working on.”
The Democrats must be lacking in brain power because after walking away from the $1.8 trillion package, they have decided to go with an “inferior proposal.”
CNN Host Jake Tapper questioned, “Well, you talked about that $1.8 trillion bill that the White House, Steve Mnuchin the Treasury Secretary was working on with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The Democrats walked away from that bill because they wanted 2.2 trillion and they walked away from 1.8 trillion. Was that a mistake?”
Sanders replied, “That’s what I’m saying. That’s exactly what I’m saying. Here was a proposal, much, much larger. Democrats said, no, that’s not good enough. And now, we’re prepared to accept a proposal which has, I think, $350 billion in new money and which has, we believe — I believe, to the best of my knowledge, this corporate immunity language as well. So, that’s my point here is that 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 at least get a 50/50 deal.”
Watch a clip of their statements here.