Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) warned the Democrat Party this week that they are going to get decimated in the midterms if they do not deliver significant results for the American people in the coming months.
“Given all that we face, now is not the time to think small. It is time to think big, very big,” Sanders, a twice-failed presidential candidate, said last night, according to remarks recorded by McClatchy reporter Francesca Chambers. “With Joe Biden as president and Democrats controlling the House and Senate for the first time since 2010, we will be judged on what we deliver for the American people in their time of need. The people want action, not excuses.”
“And let me be very clear. I have zero doubt that unless we significantly improve the lives of the American people this year, Democrats will get wiped out in the 2022 midterm elections,” continued Sanders. “That is what happened when Democrats had the House, the Senate and the presidency under Bill Clinton in 1994 and that is what happened under Barack Obama in 2010.”
“Politicians and media focus a great deal on drama, personality and conflict,” he concluded. “That’s how they define politics. That is not my view. Politics is nothing more complicated than delivering policy that positively impacts the lives of working families.”
Bernie with a prediction tonight that Dems will get “wiped out in 2022” unless they significantly improve the lives of Americans. pic.twitter.com/kXa358A0v9
As Sanders correctly highlights, the party in power usually takes a hit during midterm elections, especially if things are not going well in the country.
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Bernie with a prediction tonight that Dems will get "wiped out in 2022" unless they significantly improve the lives of Americans. pic.twitter.com/kXa358A0v9— Francesca Chambers (@fran_chambers) January 22, 2021