Bernie Sanders ran as a Democratic candidate for president of the United States in 2015 and 2016. He served as mayor of Burlington, Vermont’s largest city, for eight…
The Senate seat will be left vacant by retiring Sen. Patrick Leahy.
He criticized his colleagues for supporting the massive defense fund but not the Democrats’ social spending bill.
Popular proposals such as paid leave are being whittled down in negotiations with conservative Democrats.
“There’s a big disconnect between the corporate media and working people,” Sanders tweeted.
After Democrats expressed support for Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, Sanders and Tlaib endorsed Jagmeet Singh.
“The question is whether we have the guts to stand up to what is an incredibly powerful lobby,” Sanders said.
Progressives argue that the U.S. has a responsibility toward “refugees fleeing the consequences of our actions.”