In a video posted to his social media accounts on Thursday, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) offered a Thanksgiving greetings accompanied by a politically charged message for his supporters.
After declaring Thanksgiving “his favorite holiday,” Sanders touted the Republican-controlled Congress’ inability to repeal parts of Obamacare and credited supporters as the reason.
“I don’t have to tell anybody that from a political point of view, this has been a horrendous year,” Sanders said. “It appears that almost every day, there is something coming out the White House that is embarrassing, that is destructive, that is horrific. And that’s the bad news. But the good news is that because the American people from coast-to-coast have begun the process of standing up and fighting back we have won some very significant victories despite the fact that right-wing Republicans control the White House, the U.S. House of Representatives and the Senate. Because of what you did, people all across the country — a Republican effort to throw 30 million Americans off of health insurance failed. We beat them back.”
Sanders went on to add that same effort would be needed to defeat the tax proposal Republicans are considering in Congress.
“And because of your effort, we’re going to take them on on their disastrous tax proposal to get massive tax breaks to billionaires, while at the same time raising taxes the millions of people in the middle class. We’re going to beat them on that as well it is clear not just to me but do I think almost everybody of the American people are catching on as to what a disaster, what a political disaster Trump and the Republican leadership are about.”
He went on to urge viewers to “take on Trump and move the country forward in a progressive way.”
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