Who has been in the US Senate for a while…..
Is NOT a Democrat..He hangs with them…
But the Vermont, Independent Socialist Senator would like support from his collegues in the Senate….
The Democratic ones?…You know the ‘Establishment Types?“
Ah, Forget It…..
“All of us are laughing going like, ‘How did we become establishment?’” McCaskill said. “I’ve been fighting the establishment my whole life. It feels weird that they’re dismissing all of the senators that are supporting Hillary Clinton by kind of lumping us into some category that most of us find distressing and unfair.”
Sen. Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) said the backing of 13 female senators shows that Clinton’s support isn’t “establishment.” After all, she said, they are 13 of just 46 women senators to have served in the history of the chamber, a case Baldwin made to Iowa voters last month while campaigning for Clinton.
The backlash to Sanders’ Wednesday comments and his “establishment” jabs coincides with more targeted criticisms of the Vermont independent. Prominent immigration activist Astrid Silva endorsed Clinton over Sanders this week, prompting a Sanders spokeswoman to dismiss the endorsement as little other than a “press hit.”
That raised the eyebrows of Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), who has remained neutral in the primary but felt compelled to respond.
“Nobody needs to attack her, this little girl that came across the river in a boat with a doll and rosary beads. I’m not going to let anybody mess with her, no matter who it is. Very personal for me, nobody will mess with Astrid. I’ll fight back,” Reid said in an interview.
Then there’s foreign policy, where Sanders has said he would seek to normalize relations with Iran as much as he can. This strikes many colleagues as unrealistic.
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