The Bernie Sanders political revolution is joining the Senate Democratic leadership, as Sen. Sanders was named chair of outreach. His job will be to reach out to blue-collar voters.
The Hill reported:
Sanders was named chair of outreach during a closed-door Senate Democrat caucus meeting Wednesday morning.
Sanders told reporters that he has a “heavy responsibility to help shape the priorities of the United States government.”
“I’m going to do everything that I can to make sure that the budget that leaves the United States Congress is a budget that represents the needs of working families and a shrinking middle class and not billionaires,” he said.
Sen. Sanders will also be the ranking member on the Senate Budget Committee.
The Sanders promotion shows that Democrats appreciated his presidential campaign and his message. The Senator from Vermont will have a platform within Senate Democratic leadership to continue his political revolution from. There is no bitterness among Senate Democrats left over from the presidential primary.
The elevation of Sanders represents part of an effort by Democrats to take their message to the grassroots level. Sen. Sanders understands the concerns of workers and families. Bernie Sanders was promoted to leadership so that he can make the case against Trump in the media and to voters nationwide.
Trump’s campaign rhetoric about helping working people will be put to the test immediately, because, for the next four years, Sen. Sanders is in a position to challenge the new president at every turn.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor, who is White House Press Pool, and a Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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