On Friday during a virtual roundtable event, Socialist Senator Bernie Sanders told members of ‘The Squad’ that if former Vice President Joe Biden gets elected, it would be the “beginning” of their plot to implement their radical socialist agenda.
Sanders also noted that Biden would become the “most progressive president since FDR.”
Breitbart reports: “Sanders previewed his vision for the Democrat Party under a Biden presidency with four members of the “Squad” — Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA).”
“But we understand that electing Biden is not the end-all. It is the beginning,” Sanders said.
The socialist radical continued by praising the Squad for pushing through their radical agendas and specifically praised Ocasio-Cortez for her climate change agenda.
“Do they [Biden’s plans] go as far as we would want? No, they don’t,” Sanders said. “Biden, unlike Trump, does not conceive of himself as a dictator.”
“We’re not giving up on our agenda,” Sanders said, adding, “You know Biden wants to expand health care. Wants to lower prescription drug costs. That’s great. Wants to double funding for community health centers. Very important. But you know and I know that at the end of the day, the only way that we’re going to provide quality care to every man, woman, and child in an affordable way is through Medicare for All. And we ain’t giving up on that struggle. We’re going to introduce Medicare for All. Believe me, we are.”
Sanders also mentioned the Green New Deal, promising that they will not be giving up because lawmakers need to be “bolder than ever before” in addressing climate change.
“We’re not retreating,” Sanders promised, also mentioning their agendas for criminal justice and immigration.
However, Sanders said their first task is to “defeat the worst president in the modern history of this country.” Then, they will “organize our people to make sure that Biden becomes the most progressive president since FDR.”
Pressley chimed in, thanking Sanders for inspiring people, as did Ocasio-Cortez, who expressed gratitude for Sanders “normalizing bringing the ruckus on the Democratic Party.”
“Because that was not seen as ok for a very long time. It was seen as extremely taboo for a very long time, and it would result in so many people being ostracized and targeted,” she said, noting that they all won their seats by challenging the Democratic establishment.
Tlaib added that they stand with Sanders in speaking the truth, prompting Sanders to note that he, an “old Jewish white guy,” has a lot in common with the “Squad” because they come from the same background and “know what it’s like to struggle out there”
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