Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders warned that President-elect Joe Biden will feel the wrath of the political left if he shuts out progressives from serving in important posts in his administration.
“It seems to me pretty clear that progressive views need to be expressed within a Biden administration,” Sanders told The Associated Press.
“It would be, for example, enormously insulting if Biden put together a ‘team of rivals’ — and there’s some discussion that that’s what he intends to do — which might include Republicans and conservative Democrats — but which ignored the progressive community. I think that would be very, very unfortunate.”
The warning shot from Sanders — whom Biden defeated in the Democratic Party — comes as speculation mounts that the Vermont senator and fellow progressive Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren might be excluded from the top ranks of the Biden administration.
The two liberal New England senators are open to serving in Biden’s Cabinet — Sanders potentially as