Bernie Sanders Bolsters GOP Argument About What's at Stake in Georgia Runoffs

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Posted: Nov 23, 2020 2:35 PM
Bernie Sanders Bolsters GOP Argument About What's at Stake in Georgia Runoffs

Source: AP Photo/Charles Krupa

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) joined Democrats in supporting Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock in Georgia’s pair of runoff Senate elections. The self-proclaimed socialist lawmaker and former presidential contender said that the two Democratic candidates will help the caucus to pass progressive measures, in a tweet over the weekend:

Senators Perdue and Loeffler responded to their colleague, scorching the Democrats’ radical agenda as they eye the Georgia races.

A Democrat victory in Georgia means that Chuck Schumer would be able to implement the far-left’s legislative agenda, as Sen. Sanders said. The GOP's Senate arm echoed this on Monday:

"Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock would be rubber stamps for the most radical agenda in American history,” NRSC spokesperson Paige Lindgren said. “They would give left-wing radicals like Bernie Sanders and AOC a blank check to enact their irresponsible, socialist policies.”

Sen. Sanders’ stumping for Ossoff and Warnock unintentionally boosts the GOP’s message in these runoff elections. Republicans have come out of the gate swinging, drawing much attention to all that is at stake if Democrats take control of the seats held by Sens. Perdue and Loeffler. If Democrats get their way, Sen. Sanders is slated to chair the budget committee.