Bernie Sanders: 2 senators can’t be allowed to defeat what 48 senators want

Bernie Sanders: 2 senators can’t be allowed to defeat what 48 senators want
Meme-tastic. Bernie Sanders socially distances, with accessories, at the Biden inauguration. MSNBC video, YouTube

[Ed. – Simple arithmetic suggests otherwise.]

Bernie Sanders has been doing his best to promote the Democrats’ reconciliation bill for the past couple of days. He’s been on television arguing that at a mere $3.5 trillion over ten years there’s simply nothing that can be cut. According to Sanders, this bill is already so lean that it’s shivering from the cold.

This morning, Sanders also made another argument about the bill. Here’s how he framed it on Twitter:

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Bernie has been in the Senate for a long time. He must have noticed at some point that there are 100 Senators, not 50. So this isn’t 48 against two, it’s 52 against 48. …

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