MSNBCâ€™s Melber: Biden Increasingly Liberal â€” He Sounds Like â€˜The New Bernieâ€™
Pam Key 6 Apr 2021
MSNBC anchor Ari Melber said Tuesday on â€œThe Beatâ€ that President Joe Biden was governing to the left and â€œat times, can sound a bit likeâ€ progressive Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
Melber said, â€œJoe Biden has begun his presidency on a more liberal footing than the last two Democratic presidents, which makes this the most progressive start to any presidency in the past 40 years. Biden is now pushing for a cumulative $4 trillion in total spending in his first 100 days. Getting a liberal boost from the news Senate Democrats can bypass McConnellâ€™s obstruction for party-line votes on the new infrastructure bill. Liberals are encouraged. Conservatives are aghast. Many Democrats who know Joe Biden are struck by how heâ€™s evolving in this role and in this tough time for the nation, a contrast to a Senate career where he was, by his own words, a centrist or even conservative Democrat on many different issues.â€
He continued, â€œBiden is governing from the core and base of the Democratic Party, the progressive base, pushing the liberal plans I just mentioned, spending that outstrips anything from the early days of the Obama-Biden administration, higher taxes on the wealthy and on corporations. Joe Biden taking sides with labor more than he did in past decades, or then past Democratic presidents. Heâ€™s pushing the new multi-trillion plan with major planks for jobs, racial justice, and addressing climate change. Now whether itâ€™s correlation or causation, Biden at times can sound a bit like the new Bernie.â€
He added, â€œIs Biden simply revealing his own values now that he has this power? Or is he channeling Sanders?â€https://www.breitbart.com/clips/2021/04/06/msnbcs-melber-biden-increasingly-liberal-he-sounds-like-the-new-bernie/