Former Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders D- got some bad news last week thanks to President Trump’s illegal alien crackdown.
Bernie’s former press secretary, an illegal immigrant, was arrested last week during a protest on the repeal of DACA.
Erika Andiola worked as a press secretary for Hispanic media on Sanders’ 2016 presidential campaign.She and six other illegal immigrants staged a sit in protest at the office of Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer DNY against the repeal of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals DACA program.
“I am still in police custody after being released last night at SenSchumers office demanding he proves his claim to support Dreamers by organizing his caucus to block any spending deal that does not include a clean DreamAct. I am refusing to cooperate and will remain in jail at rise of deportation until he meets this demand.”
Andiola and the other arrestees are also engaging in a hunger strike and hoping to push Schumer into action on their behalf.
Schumer has not yet made a statement on the arrest or the spending bill vote scheduled to take place on December 22.
Former US President Jimmy Carter has revealed he voted for insurgent candidate Bernie Sanders over party choice Hillary Clinton in during the Democratic primaries.
The former Democrat politician, who served one term as president between 1977 and 1981, said he backed the populist senator from Vermont who nearly won the party’s nomination despite coming from the far left and only joining the Democrats 18 months earlier. In a joint New York Times interview with his wife Rosalynn, he explained how he had always been set apart from other former Democrat presidents saying he had the best relationship with Republican George HW Bush and that he is willing to work with Donald Trump on North Korea.
Mr Carter said he would like to form a productive partnership with Mr Trump over North Korea as he is nervous about “unpredictable” Kim Jong-un and afraid of the consequences of a tit for tat war of words between Mr Trump and Pyongyang.
He said I’m afraid, too, of a situation, he said. “I don’t know what they’ll do. Because they want to save their regime. And we greatly overestimate China’s influence on North Korea. Particularly to Kim Jong un. He’s never, so far as I know been to China.
WASHINGTON A year after Donald Trump’s election, it’s hard for Sen. Bernie Sanders to point to just one thing the president has done as the worst.
Beyond his “terrible policies,” one major concern is that the president has “gone overboard” in trying to divide people based on their color, nation of origin, religion or sexual orientation for “cheap politics,” said Sanders, a Vermont independent and 2016 presidential candidate. But what’s also “deeply disturbing” is that “he lies all of the time.”
Trump ran a “clever” campaign, portraying himself as a different kind of Republican who would represent working people and not just big money interests.“But a year later if you look at his record, you find that almost everything that he said was a lie,” Sanders told USA TODAY.
Sanders, who defied expectations with his long-shot Democratic primary bid against Hillary Clinton, sat down with USA TODAY to discuss the anniversary of Trump’s election, its aftermath and the Democratic Party’s future.
While some Democrats are calling for Trump’s impeachment, Sanders said that kind of talk is “premature” and that investigations into whether his campaign colluded with Russia should play out first. But he said he was correct in predicting Trump’s presidency would be an “unprecedented disaster” for the country.
Democrats, he said, must confront Trump’s “outrageous behavior” every day, pushing back on his “hate filled agenda.” But if they want to be successful in future races, they must also push for a progressive agenda that speaks to the needs of the middle and working classes.
Sanders said he sees a role for himself in rebuilding the Democratic Party as an independent.
“I think the first thing the Democratic Party’s got to do is say to every independent in this country, ‘We want you, come on into the party,’ ” he said. “As an independent, I think I can play a very positive role in telling other independents, ‘You may disagree with Democrats on this and that, but come on in and fight it out and play a role in growing the Democratic Party.’ ”Even if Democrats are united against Trump, the party clearly remains divided after the Democratic primary and revelations suggesting that the Democratic National Committee favored Clinton. Former interim DNC chairwoman Donna Brazile reopened those wounds with her new book, revealing a controversial agreement the Clinton campaign had with the DNC since August 2015. The agreement gave the campaign control of the DNC’s finances and strategy in exchange for raising money and investing in the DNC, she wrote.
Trump weighed in, tweeting on Nov. 3 “The real story on Collusion is in Donna B’s new book. Crooked Hillary bought the DNC & then stole the Democratic Primary from Crazy Bernie!”
Sanders fired back, “We won’t be distracted from your efforts to give billionaires tax cuts, take health care from millions and deny climate change. Do your job.”