President-elect Joe Biden considered his one-time foe for the Democratic presidential nomination, Senator Bernie Sanders, to lead the U.S. Department of Labor in his administration but the razor-thin Democratic control of the U.S. Senate ultimately forced him to choose someone else.

” He agreed we couldn’t take that opportunity,” Biden told press reporters Friday, announcing he had instead tapped Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for the post in his cabinet.

Sanders, an Independent from Vermont who has ended up being an icon amongst the progressive ranks of the Democrats, backs a greater minimum wage and healthcare protection for all Americans. With Democrats in the Senate bulk after Georgia voted 2 Democrats into the chamber today, Sanders is likely to get a plum committee chairmanship.

” I am positive he could have done a fantastic task,” Biden said of thinking about Sanders for Labor.

Sanders, 79, came in second in the race to be the Democratic candidate to face President Donald Trump in the November election.

If Sanders were to resign from his post, the Republican politician guv of Vermont, Phil Scott, would be able to designate an interim senator till an unique election might be held. Bernie Biden

Then-Democratic governmental hopefuls previous US vice president Joe Biden (L) and Senator Bernie Sanders greet each other with a safe elbow bump before the start of the 11 th Democratic Celebration 2020 governmental dispute in a CNN Washington Bureau studio in Washington, DC on March 15,2020 Now President-elect Biden has stated he considered Sanders to be the Secretary of the Department of Labor in his inbound administration but both concurred that Democrat’s slim control of the SENATE was a concern.
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