Has Bernie Sanders Pushed Biden Enough to the Left?
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FEATURING HANIEH J. BARNES – Former Vice President Joe has maintained a significant lead over incumbent President Donald Trump in polls for many weeks now. Mr. Biden’s strategy has largely been to remain under the radar and emerge every now and then with a scathing critique of Trump.
Still, his campaign last week released a document of more than 100 pages that laid out a vision for climate change, the economy, criminal justice, healthcare, and more, that was the result of months of negotiations with Senator Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. The resulting document, while far to the left of Biden’s comfort zone, nonetheless excluded such signature bread-and-butter progressive demands such as Medicare-for-All and a Green New Deal.
A month ahead of the Democratic National Convention, we turn today to a Bernie Sanders delegate from California – part of the largest Sanders delegation to the DNC – to examine how much the Vermont Senator’s progressive platform will play a role in the months to come.
Hanieh J. Barnes, Bernie Sander’s Delegate Candidate in California. She was part of the National organizing body for Muslims for Bernie.