Over the course of the 2020 presidential election, Bernie Sanders has made it clear precisely where he stands. Sanders, a self-proclaimed Democratic-socialist and progressive, has rallied behind extreme, left-wing reform. Some examples of the reforms which Sanders supports are Medicare-for-All, the Green New Deal, raising the minimum wage, etc. Each of these policies and many others have faced backlash, particularly from conservatives.
Over the weekend, Sanders rallied with supporters in Kentucky and had choice words for one conservative, in particular. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell served as the topic of Sanders’ censure. The 2020 candidate blasted McConnnell for failing to get behind progressive policies.
A Closer Look at Sanders’ Criticism of McConnell
During his time with supporters, Sanders made the case that McConnell’s interest in shielding his “billionaire friends” surpasses his interest in properly serving Americans. Of course, Sanders’ idea of proper service is backing leftist policies such as raising the minimum wage and increasing gun control. The 2020 hopeful furthermore hit the Senate Majority Leader for the latter’s stance on taxes.