(RepublicanInformer.com)- Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders went on the attack Monday, telling Republicans that they have to decide if they want to be an “authoritarian party” that’s driven by violence and conspiracy theories or whether they want to be “a conservative party functioning within a democratic society.”
Sanders, the independent senator who caucuses with Democrats, tweeted:
The Republican Party has a fundamental decision to make. Will it be a conservative party functioning within a democratic society? Or will it be an authoritarian party built upon the Big Lie, conspiracy theories and violence? It cannot be both.”
Sanders didn’t expand on his critique of the party. He didn’t offer specifically what members of the GOP were doing that make them “authoritarian.” He didn’t even allude to the topic.
However, he likely has the same opinion of many of his other progressive members of Congress. Members of “The Squad” in the House of Representatives — namely New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez — believe that some Republican Senators should resign from their positions.
She believes that Senators such as Ted Cruz (Texas) and Josh Hawley (Missouri) are to blame for inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol building in early January. She alleges that the fact that they exercised their right to object to results in the Electoral College means they were inciting the rioters to become violent at the Capitol building that day.
AOC has directly called for Cruz to resign, and even said last week that his actions resulted in her being threatened to be murdered by the angry mob.
Democrats were long calling for unity in Washington when Donald Trump was in the White House and the Republicans held the majority in the U.S. Senate. Now that Joe Biden has become president and Democrats have an ever-so-slight Senate majority, they’re all signing a different tune.
All of a sudden, Sanders says Republicans need to get in line. AOC says that Republicans can’t exercise their constitutional rights — the same rights that Democrats exercised before them in previous elections.
Biden says he wants unity and a bipartisan approach to politics. But, at the same time, the entire party is working on pushing through a massive $1.9 trillion economic stimulus plan that doesn’t have enough support in the Senate to avoid the filibuster.
Ten Republican Senators proposed a trimmed-down version of the bill, and while Biden welcomed them for a two-hour meeting at the White House on Monday, it’s unlikely to result in any true negotiations.
That’s because Democrats are all talk. They talked of unity before they took control. They talked of unity as they gained control. But, now, less than two weeks into a Biden administration, and the tune has changed.
Sanders himself is working on a budget bill in the Senate that he hopes will pass using reconciliation. Over in the House, Speaker Nancy Pelosi is instruction her minions to do the same. That process would allow Congress to circumvent bipartisan support so that Democrats can push through their liberal, extremely expensive agenda.
And all the while, Sanders, AOC and other liberals claim they desire unity.