Bernie Sanders outraged over coronavirus relief bill pushback

"Somebody who's making 12 bucks an hour, might be making a few bucks more for four months. Oh my word! Will the universe survive?" Sen. Bernie Sanders had some strong words for those of his colleagues who consider the coronavirus relief bill overly generous.

Senator Sanders Scolds Criticism of the Coronavirus Bill

Who is Senator Bernie Sanders?

Bernie Sanders was born in 1941 in Brooklyn, NY, to Jewish immigrants from Poland and Russia. In 1958, he finished in third place in a race for student body president. By 21, both his parents had died. In 1963, he attended the March on Washington. At 22, he was arrested protesting against school segregation. In 1964, he received a degree in political science from the University of Chicago. In 1981, after winning by just 10 votes, he became the mayor of Burlington, Vermont — running as a democratic socialist. At 49, he became the first independent to be elected to Congress in 40 years. In 2007, he became a senator. Since Sanders has been in office, he has advocated for policies such as increasing the minimum wage and various democratic and socialist aspects of bills such as the coronavirus stimulus bill.

“And now, I find that some of my Republican colleagues are very distressed. They’re very upset that someone who’s making 10-12 bucks an hour might end up with a paycheck for four months. More than they received last week. Oh my God! The universe is collapsing. Imagine that. Somebody who’s making 12 bucks an hour, now, like the rest of us, faces an unprecedented economic crisis, with the 600 bucks on top of their normal… their regular unemployment check… might be making a few bucks more for four months. Oh my world! Will the universe survive? How absurd and wrong is that. What kind of value system is that?” Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) asks in the United States Senate chamber on March 25, 2020.

What’s next for Sanders?

In 2016, during the presidential campaign, he emphasized his socialist views while facing Hillary Clinton, but ultimately lost to Clinton. On February 19, 2019, he started his second presidential campaign. In this campaign, Sanders’ principal policies are the Green New Deal, Medicare for all and reducing inequality for Americans. As of March 26, he is trailing former vice president Joe Biden by 305 delegates in the Democratic presidential primaries.


03/26/2020 6:00 PM


  • Janice J.
    03/30/2020 02:15

    Good points Bernie!

  • Sandra L.
    03/29/2020 17:48

    And it's probably the low income that will be the essential workers doing the essential jobs when things go into lock down, while the corporates and office workers stay home, it's in true crisis we see the value in the work that keeps society going, road workers, cleaners, care workers, trash men, power technicians, orderlies, nurses, truck drivers, packers, loaders

  • Selime D.
    03/29/2020 17:24

    Well Said Bernie! My vote goes to you!!!

  • Debra F.
    03/29/2020 14:21

    So true Bernie!

  • Peteris L.
    03/29/2020 06:37

    How much did they pay him for this show? Do you really believe him? Every country has one Bernie. They are all God actors. 👏👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏾👏🏿👏🏻👏🏾

  • Douglas H.
    03/28/2020 23:59

    Not wanting a centralized government controlling their personal lives nor losing their Constitutional rights many life long Democrats will not vote for Bernie. It is wrong insisting all Democrats become Socialists. This is still a free country. We are being brainwashed to think all people of conscience must become Socialist out of compassion for the poor. Socialism means an ever larger government intruding into our lives in every way. We must always fault on the side of freedom.

  • Carlos C.
    03/28/2020 13:08

    Sanders got my vote

  • Yaw B.
    03/28/2020 12:02

    the america we will do everything to go and stay

  • Frank F.
    03/28/2020 11:21

    that’s more than most folks paychecks lay me off please a raise and a vacation

  • Keith G.
    03/28/2020 11:18

    Bernie has been fighting for the middle class for years. If the middle class was stronger things like this shutdown would not effect us as much and the government would not need to assist us because we would have a surplus of our own instead of working paycheck to paycheck with nothing left over

  • Rhonda S.
    03/28/2020 09:14

    Thank you Bernie Sanders for thinking of the hard working class Americans people vote blue Bernie Sanders

  • Greg T.
    03/28/2020 07:44

    bless you Bernie

  • David A.
    03/28/2020 04:30

    How do you make $12/hr and collect unemployment with an additional $600/week?

  • Donald B.
    03/28/2020 03:52


  • Garrett N.
    03/28/2020 01:52

    Weird....pretty sure it was the Dems that stone walled the original agreement but okay.

  • Isaac P.
    03/27/2020 23:28

    He uses Trump's tax breaks then blasts him for it

  • Read R.
    03/27/2020 23:12

    Go get a paper moo moo, whack job

  • Kevin M.
    03/27/2020 22:18

    Bernie 2020 vote blue no matter who. Must get rid of republicans.

  • Ed S.
    03/27/2020 22:10

    Look the free stuff clown is running his mouth. Sorry Bernie it will not help they have decided you are out again. Probably save your old useless life. Trump would have been to hard on you. Now you can stroke out somewhere else please.

  • Sonya C.
    03/27/2020 18:56

    I love his genius mind and heart!!!!!

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