“If Manchin, Sinema and Senate Republicans want to sink the Build Back Better package and then go on to vote against individual bills to do exactly what the American people want : lowering prescription drug costs, demanding the wealthy pay their fair share of taxes, expanding Medicare, improving home healthcare, extending the Child Tax Credit, building affordable housing, addressing the crisis of childhood poverty, making a wildly expensive child care system affordable and combating climate change, they should have that opportunity. and then they can go home and try to explain their votes to their constituents. That’s what democracy is supposed to be about.
Democrats will not win in 2022 with a demoralized base. There must be energy and excitement. Today, in these difficult times, the American people want to know their elected officials have the courage to take on the powerful special interests and fight for their needs.
And, when we do that, the fundamental difference between the two parties will become crystal clear. That’s how you win elections.” Senator Bernie Sanders 1/21/22