Bernie Sanders and the “Squad” are already focusing on just how far left they can push, or shove, Joe Biden if he is elected president this week. Sanders posted a link to a remote meeting he had with “Squad” members, U.S. Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) and discussed pushing Biden to become the most progressive president since Franklin Delano Roosevelt.
“Our first task, we’ve got to defeat the worst president in modern history in this country, and number two, we organize our people to make sure that Biden becomes the most progressive president since FDR, that’s what I’m envisioning.”
Sanders is a self-described Democratic Socialist and has reportedly been eyeing the Secretary of Labor position should Biden get elected.
Bernie and the “Squad” have allied to push a number of left-wing proposals including the Green New Deal and Medicare for All.
With Election Day now upon us, Sanders spent Monday trying to fire up progressives by tweeting, “Fire Trump. Keep Fauci. Wear a mask. End the war on science. VOTE! VOTE! VOTE!”
While Sanders seems excited about the prospect of getting Trump out of office, it’s also interesting to note that he doesn’t seem to feel confident in recent polling that has Biden ahead by a fairly comfortable margin. On Sunday Sanders tweeted, “The polls look good. So what. That doesn’t mean anything. This will be a very close race in state after state after state.” He went on to say, “We can’t have 4 more years of Trump.”