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October 2, 2023

Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders Is Technically an Independent but Don’t Hold Your Breath

“So in my opinion, this is a good bill. And I hope that my fellow Democrats will support it.”

~ Former President Bill Clinton, at press conference today with President Obama (who bailed early), on the tax cut compromise. Meanwhile, Bernie Sanders, at the time of publication, is still going strong.

(UPDATE) Bernie Sanders Is Getting His Filibuster On

NPR reports that the Vermont Senator has been going for over 90 minutes to delay the vote on the tax deal President Obama made with Republicans and judging by the live feed from CSPAN2, he’s not showing any sign of stopping. NPR quotes Berns:

“You can call what I am doing today whatever you want, you it call it a filibuster, you can call it a very long speech. I’m not here to set any great records or to make a spectacle. I am simply here today to take as long as I can to explain to the American people the fact that we have got to do a lot better than this agreement provides.”

Here’s a snip from feed the (a pie chart!):

And a bar chart!

He’s doing you proud Green Mountain Staters!

UPDATE: Entering hour six! It’s like he’s got an IV of pure Green Mountain joe!