U.S. Senator from Vermont and candidate for President of the United States.
Maybe there's a problem with an economic system which sees a handful of billionaires grow their wealth massively during a pandemic, and zoom around space in rocket ships, while millions of people struggle to keep a roof over their heads in the richest country on Earth.
New parents in Sweden are guaranteed: - 480 days of paid leave - 80% of normal wages during that time New parents in the U.S. are guaranteed: - 0 days of paid leave - $0 of your wages during any time off How does that make sense in the richest country on earth?
Here on Earth, in the richest country on the planet, half our people live paycheck to paycheck, people are struggling to feed themselves, struggling to see a doctor — but hey, the richest guys in the world are off in outer space! Yes. It's time to tax the billionaires.
The next time you hear Republicans start to talk about 'family values' this or 'party of the working class' that, remember: every single Republican in the House and the Senate voted AGAINST giving working families direct monthly payments of up to $300 per child.
In 2016, when Trump won PA, MI, and WI by a handful of votes, the election system worked just great. Now that he's losing, it's a "fraud" and they're "stealing the election." This is how demagogues destroy faith in democracy and move us toward authoritarianism. Count every vote!
Trump just had peaceful demonstrators viciously attacked. No, Mr. President. This is not a dictatorship. This is the United States of America. Our citizens have a constitutional right to peacefully protest. It's called the First Amendment.
Some people ask: Why would you impeach and convict a president who has only a few days left in office? The answer: Precedent. It must be made clear that no president, now or in the future, can lead an insurrection against the U.S. government.