For the last 9 months of Donald Trump’s presidency, Republicans cared little about giving aid to Americans facing hardship due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There was a $600 stimulus passed following Trump’s November loss, but it wasn’t enough.
A new stimulus was a powerful pitch for Democrats during the 2020 election. And now that they have control of the house, senate and White House they plan on getting aid out the door. During a Sunday interview, Vermont senator Bernie Sanders said the party can pass a stimulus bill without Republican votes.
Sanders made the comments during an appearance on ABC’s This Week. He told host Martha Raddatz:
“Yes, I believe that we do because it’s hard for me to imagine any Democrat, no matter what state he or she may come from, who doesn’t understand the need to go forward right now in an aggressive way to protect the working families of this country. Look, all of us will have differences of opinion. This is a $1.9 trillion bill. I have differences and concerns about this bill. But at the end of the day, we’re going to support the President of the United States, and we’re going to come forward, and we’re going to do what the America people overwhelmingly want us to do. The polling is overwhelming. Republicans, Democrats, Independents. They know this.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of ABC News:
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