In his final debate with President Trump, Joe Biden insisted the Democratic Party was not in the grip of leftists like Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren or Tom Steyer. "I beat all of those other people because I disagreed with them," he said.But since Election Day, the left wing of the party has spent much time reminding Biden he agreed to implement many of its ideas if he makes it the White House on Jan. 20.
The latest salvo came on Sunday when Sanders, the Democratic Socialist, declared he is confident Biden will uphold the party's most progressive ideas because "the majority of American people support" them.
"I sometimes find it amusing when our opponents talk about the far left agenda," Sanders said on CNN's "State of the Union." "The truth is that when you talk about raising the minimum wage to 15 bucks an hour, when you're talking about expanding health care to all people as a human right, when you talk about effectively taking on climate change, when you talk about making public colleges and universities tuition-free, these are not far-left ideas. These are commonsense ideas that the majority of the American people support. And we're going to fight to make sure that they are implemented."
And if Biden has any intention of drifting to the center, Sanders promised he'll have a fight on his hands.
"I fully expect that the Biden administration will be advocating those proposals that they agreed to … We're going to fight to make sure that they're implemented," he said.
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"I fully expect that the Biden administration will be advocating those proposals that they agreed to … We're going to fight to make sure that they're implemented."Sen. @BernieSanders on the future of progressive policies in the next administration. pic.twitter.com/Cfjs68Emnj— State of the Union (@CNNSotu) November 15, 2020