He said Democrats can then cobble together a package with the proposals that appear to have enough support to pass.
Sanders emphasized that many of the initiatives in the larger bill have widespread support among Americans before saying that the Senate has allowed to GOP to “get away with murder” by not bringing legislation to the floor unless it has the votes to pass.
“I think when you bring bills on the floor — we have allowed the Republicans to get away with murder. They haven’t had to vote on anything. Now, if they want to vote against lowering the cost of prescription drugs, expanding Medicaid, dealing with child care, dealing with housing, let them vote, and let Manchin and Sinema decide which side they are on,” Sanders said.
“And when all of that shakes out, we’ll see where we are. I have the feeling that we will be able to get 50 votes or more on some of these issues. We could put that piece together and then pass something that’s very significant,” he added.