Sen. Bernie Sanders thanked the progressives on Friday afternoon for supporting Democratic candidate Joe Biden’s 2020 presidential election efforts – even as the race was still too close to call.
“I would like to thank the progressive grassroots organizations for their extraordinary efforts in helping make Biden’s victory possible,” the independent senator from Vermont wrote on Twitter. “Together, you have built broad support for Biden among the young, black and working class. Congratulations. Please keep moving forward ”.
In a follow-up tweet, Sanders also praised young voters for “leading the fight for economic, social, racial and environmental justice”;.
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“And they made all the difference in this election by voting in large numbers,” he wrote. “Yes. When we work together, we can create a nation based on fairness, without greed and perseverance.”
However, Democrats’ hopes for a resounding victory in Biden and a green wave in the House and Senate races have failed to come to fruition – possibly partly due to a message from the progressive side party.
Sanders’s tweet comes a day after the doomed Rep. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., Tore members of House Democrats during a conference meeting on leftist demands to “take them down. police station “and advocate” socialism “.
“We lost races that shouldn’t have lost,” she said, according to sources during the call and then backed up by leaked audio. “Beating the police almost cost me my race for an attack advertisement. Don’t say socialism anymore. We need to go back to the basics ”.
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In particular, in Florida, the extreme left positions may have harmed both the Democratic and Biden’s races for the House of Representatives.
Hispanic voters, especially Cuban-Americans and Venezuelan-Americans oppressed by socialist governments, are much less supportive of Biden than the rest of the country.
And the two Democratic incumbents, Rep. Debbie Mucarsel-Powell and Donna Shalala, lost the race to the House of Representatives against Republican challengers.
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Some GOP senators believed to be vulnerable to Election Day have also kept their seats. Now, control of the Senate can depend on a pair of sprint elections in Georgia – and without it, the potential Biden administration would have trouble carrying out the so-called radical mission. some on the left are hoping.
For his part, Biden campaigned on a promise of trying to unify the country.
“Let me be clear: I have been campaigning as a proud Democrat, but I will run as an American president,” he tweeted on Thursday.