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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 02:28 PM


Quotes by Sanders' Congressional colleagues

8 Quotes From Congress About Bernie Sanders
By HumanOfEarth * Wednesday Feb 10, 2016 * Kos

1) Senator Jeff Sessions — Republican, Alabama
“I’ve always respected Bernie and we’ve gotten along personally well.”
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2) Senator Jack Reed — Democrat, Rhode Island
“[He’s] a gentleman, thoughtful, a leader… If you want to have a pleasant discussion on not only policy issues but just issues of the day, he’s a pleasant guy.”
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3) Senator Richard Burr — Republican, North Carolina
“[Sanders is] one who’s willing to sit down and compromise and negotiate to get to a final product.”
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4) Senator Roger Wicker — Republican, Mississippi
“I learned early on not to be automatically dismissive of a Bernie Sanders initiative or amendment… He’s tenacious and dogged and he has determination, and he’s not to be underestimated.”
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5) Senator Sherrod Brown — Democrat, Ohio
“[Sanders] would call them ‘tripartite amendments’ because we’d have him and he’d get a Republican, he’d get a Democrat and he’d pass things.

He’s good at building coalitions.”
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6) Senator John Mccain — Republican, Arizona
“[While working on the Veterans Affairs legislation], I found him to be honorable and good as his word.”
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7) Senator Chuck Schumer — Democrat, New York
“He knew when to hold and knew when to fold and, I think, maximized what we could get for veterans.”
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8)Senator Jack Reed — Democratic, Rhode Island (again)
“Frankly, without him, I don’t think we would have gotten [the Veterans Affairs legislation] done…

It was a great testament to his skill as a legislator.”

You constantly hear about how Bernie Sanders is disliked by his colleagues — but this is simply untrue.

A simple Google search will reveal otherwise, and the fact that the media portrays him in such a different light says far more about them, and the lack of substantial journalism in this country, than Bernie Sanders himself.

He is excellent at building coalitions, compromising, and getting things done.

He is well-liked and well-respected by other senators, and has often worked with them to bring real change to the American people ( Sanders passed the most amendments of any representative serving alongside him while in the House).


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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 02:44 PM

1. A Progressive who gets things done...

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Wed Feb 10, 2016, 03:38 PM

2. k/r another myth goes poof


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