Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) has always been something of an unorthodox politician, and when he came to the Senate floor on Wednesday morning, he continued his role as the think-outside-the-box Senator. The Senate is debating the repeal of Obamacare, and Vice President-elect Mike Pence has said that the repeal and replacement of Obamacare is one of the first priorities on the GOP agenda.
Sanders came armed with a giant printout Trump tweet from May of 2015, in which the president-elect wrote, “I was the first & only potential GOP candidate to state there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid. Huckabee copied me.” The Vermont senator implored Donad Trump to “veto any proposal that cuts Medicare, that cuts Medicaid or that cuts Social Security.” Here’s the tweet in its entirety.
Bernie’s communications director tweeted about the incident and said that Ted Cruz chuckled when he first saw the poster.