Date: February 09, 2021
“Rejecting as “totally inadequate” the $618 billion coronavirus relief proposal that a group of Republicans presented to President Joe Biden at the White House late Monday, Sen. Bernie Sanders said Democrats must keep the promises that delivered them unified control of government and pass an ambitious aid package on the scale of the public health and economic emergencies facing the country.
“Now is not the time to count pennies,” Sanders (I-Vt.), the incoming chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, said in an appearance on MSNBC Monday night. “The American people are hurting, and they’re hurting badly. What worries me is so many, by the millions, of our people are giving up on democracy.