Bernie Sanders may not appreciate hearing the Democratic leader describe his pet project that way.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said at a press conference on Tuesday that Republican criticism of single-payer health care proposals is a “straw man argument,” indicating that he has no intention of actually pursuing the policy.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) may be miffed to hear Schumer’s characterization, given that he officially proposed Medicare-for-All this month.
When Sanders announced the plan, members of Schumer’s own party (many with 2020 ambitions) surrounded the socialist senator in support:
Still, 15 Democrats have publicly backed single-payer to date – a sharp increase from the zero cosponsors Sanders had for essentially the same bill in 2013.
The latest names to jump aboard the single-payer train include Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY). Rumors abound concerning each one of those senators making a White House run in 2020.
The only explanations are either that supposedly far-left senators are lying to their base or Chuck Schumer is out of touch with his left flank.
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