The Trump-Bernie alliance that could have been

For this moment, anyway, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) might be President Trump’s greatest ally in Congress.

Sanders announced on Monday that he will filibuster the Senate’s anticipated vote to override Trump’s veto of the defense funding bill until and unless Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) stops his obstruction and lets the chamber vote on Trump’s demand for $2,000 pandemic stimulus payments to most Americans.

“McConnell and the Senate want to expedite the override vote and I understand that,” Sanders told Politico. “But I’m not going to allow that to happen unless there is a vote, no matter how long that takes, on the $2,000 direct payment.”



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