“If I had a portfolio that allowed me to stand up and fight for working families, would I do it?” Sanders told CNN’s Wolf Blitz. “Yes, I can.”
When asked if he was following the role of Secretary of Labor, Sanders said: “The truth is, I want to do everything I can to protect this American working family that is under tremendous pressure.”
Sanders added: “Is that in the Senate, is it in the Biden administration.” “Well, let’s see how it develops.”
A longtime senior labor leader told CNN on Tuesday that Sanders personally called the head of the union to seek support, but his proposal was met with mixed reactions. The senior labor leader said that AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (Richard Trumka), who Sanders had contacted, approved of the work of Boston Mayor Marty Walsh. The senior labor leader said that at the same time, the popular progressive Democrat Michigan Rep. Andy Levin (Andy Levin) also established a support base for union leadership, including the American Communications Workers Association.
In public statements and in an interview with CNN before the election, Sanders said that he hopes to lead an ambitious and progressive legislative bill within the Senate to Biden’s desk.
When Biden’s cabinet decision was released, although CNN and other networks predicted Biden’s victory, President Donald Trump has not yet given in. So far, the U.S. government has refused to sign the key documents needed to officially start the Biden transition process, and Trump continues to baselessly claim election fraud.