Lawrence Summers

Sanders is prepared to be a liberal thorn in Clinton's side

Sanders is prepared to be a liberal thorn in Clinton's side

Sen. Bernie Sanders, a loyal soldier for Hillary Clinton since he conceded the Democratic presidential nomination in July, plans to push liberal legislation with like-minded senators with or without Clinton's support if she is elected - and to aggressively oppose appointments that do not pass muster with the party's left wing.

In an interview, Sanders said he and other senators have started plotting legislation that would achieve many of the proposals that fueled his insurgent run for president, including a $15 federal minimum wage, tuition-free public college, ending "mass incarceration" and aggressive steps to fight climate change.

The senators, Sanders said,...

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