Sanders, a former campaigner, a progressive leader and former 2020 presidential candidate, has been advocating for Biden to put more emphasis on issues such as workers’ salaries and health care coverage.
The Vermont senator “is working as hard as he can to help win the most important election in modern American history” but has said there are areas he thinks the former vice president’s campaign “can continue to improve “, Faiz Shakir, former campaign manager for the senator, said in a statement.
This statement was first reported by the Washington Post and later shared with The Hill.
Shakir said, “He has been in direct contact with the Biden team and has urged them to emphasize more on how they will raise wages, create millions of well-paid jobs, reduce drug spending and provide health care.” Will expand. ”
“He also thinks that there will be real help for a strong outreach campaign for young people, the Latino community and the progressive movement,” Shakir said.
The Biden campaign declined to comment on the statement.
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The independent Vermont senator jumped into the 2020 primaries and maintained momentum amid the party’s progressive flow, eventually winning early before losing to Biden.
Sanders postponed his bid in April and has since worked to promote Biden – campaigning for him and rallying around the former vice president to present a plea for his supporters at the Democratic National Convention – while Advancing progressive priorities like “Medical for All” and the Green New Deal.
The effort to get Biden to focus more on issues advocating for the left side of the party, which helped the senator pursue two White House bids, is somewhat unusual in that the nominee is generally more liberal In an attempt to appeal the final stretch of the campaign revises his rhetoric. Voters in general elections.
The push underscores concerns among some skeptical liberals that the former Vice President is not appealing enough to more progressive members of the party who might not have come around the former Vice President’s more focused brand of politics.
The Post reported on Saturday, citing three people familiar with the conversation, that Sanders has told colleagues that Biden may fall short in November if he continues with a more moderate outlook.
Sanders and Biden have been known to have a good personal relationship, helping them avoid the sharpness that characterized the months following the 2016 primary season.
Biden has already offered olive branches for progress by forming working groups to unite moderates and liberals, allowing them to pull out proposals on issues such as climate change and health care, including Progressive Tensets are included.
Beyond the policies, people familiar with the conversation between Sanders and Biden told the Post that Sanders is also concerned that the former vice president has not embraced some of the high-profile personalities in the progressive movement, including Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezSixty percent of young Latino support Biden: Poll Woodward: Trump insults Obama’s intelligence, calling him ‘overrated’, Rocky Mountain truss won’t fight for regulatory domination (DN.Y.).
But Biden is determined to push back Trump’s claims that he has adopted radical “far-flung” policies, distancing himself from calls to discredit the police, implementing a single-payer health plan And prohibiting prohibition. And polls have suggested that voters don’t see Biden as a staunch progressive, indicating that his liberal reputation remains intact.
“Do I look like a radical socialist with a soft society for rioters?” Biden said in a speech last month in response to Trump’s claims that he would intensify national opposition to systemic racism. “I want a safe America – safe from COVID, safe from crime and looting, safe from racially motivated violence, safe from bad cops.”