Bernie Sanders Admits Democrats Have ‘Turned Their Back’ on Working Americans
Sanders said he wasn’t surprised that Republicans are winning
U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) said that the Democratic Party is on the wrong path and needs to make a “major course correction.”
The socialist Senator said Democrats have now turned their back on working Americans, according to a report.
Sanders' remarks came amid as President Biden’s domestic agenda stalled amid infighting from Democrats.
Meanwhile, the Republican Party united in opposing Biden policies.
“It’s important that we have the guts to take on the very powerful corporate interests that have an unbelievably powerful hold on the economy of this country,” Sanders told The Guardian on Monday.
Sanders said he wasn’t surprised that Republicans are winning over the working class.
“It’s not because the Republican Party has anything to say to them,” Sanders said.
“It’s because in too many ways the Democratic Party has turned its back on the working class," he added.
The Democratic Party has a fundamental question to ask itself.— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) January 12, 2022
Are you prepared to stand with struggling working families all over this country? Do you have the guts to take on the moneyed interests whose greed has caused such enormous pain for so many?
Which side are you on?
“In too many ways, the Democratic Party has turned its back on the working class," Sanders continued.
“The Democratic Party has a fundamental question to ask itself,” Sanders tweeted on Wednesday.
“Are you prepared to stand with struggling working families all over this country?” he asked.
“Do you have the guts to take on the moneyed interests whose greed has caused such enormous pain for so many?
"Which side are you on?”
Sanders' choice of words seemed to echo Biden after his fiery speech in Atlanta on voting rights.
Biden addressed lawmakers:
“Do you want to be the side of Dr. King or George Wallace?
"Do you want to be the side of John Lewis or Bull Connor?
"Do you want to be the side of Abraham Lincoln or Jefferson Davis?
"This is the moment to decide, to defend our elections, to defend our democracy.”
“If you do that you will not be alone," Biden added.
Sanders also blasted moderate Sens. Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) because they often break with Demcorats.
Sinema said she would oppose the Democrats’ election reform effort.
“What we have got to do is create a resonance with the American people that demands Joe Manchin and Kyrsten Sinema and everybody else, not to mention Republicans, start doing what the American people want rather than what wealthy campaign contributors or the big-money interests wants," Sanders told NBC's Seth Meyers on his late-night show this week.