Bernie Sanders is forcing other senators to go on the record about a $15 minimum wage

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And the amendment to add the minimum wage increase to the Covid relief bill failed, as expected, with 42 Yea votes and 58 Nay votes. No Republican voted in favor of the amendment, and disappointingly, 8 Democrats joined them. Edit: The 8 Democrats who voted No are Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Angus King (I-Maine.), Tom Carper (D-Del.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), and Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.).

alabasterheart

Good on him. Get them all on the record, including the democrats.

-CJF-

Every time this comes around Bernie gets ten steps closer to it being a reality. It went from ‘no way Jose’ to within 8 votes. It’s already a reality in many places. Thank you Bernie! I know you will keep fighting for it.

ReflexImprov

Manchin pays his employees at the La Quinta he owns $8.83 an hour. That is why he is against $15.

disasterbot

Only garnered 42 yes votes. A lot of democrats are pure trash apparently. ——— Democrats to be primaried and replaced with actual progressives: Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) Angus King (I-Maine.) Tom Carper (D-Del.) Chris Coons (D-Del.) Jon Tester (D-Mont.) Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.) Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.).

Destroyer333