Dems try to move on- POLITICO


With help from Andrew Desiderio

MOVE ON, OR DOUBLE DOWN?— Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) is doubling down. When asked Monday night about his recent calls for primary challenges against two of his Democratic Caucus colleagues, Sens. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), he carried the same tune. It’s “not my job to tell Arizona or West Virginia what to do but if the people in those states want new leadership, I’d be prepared to support them,” Sanders said.

When pushed on the possibility of alienating the two key moderate Democratic votes for key moments, Sander’s downplayed that, saying: “They’re big boys and big girls.”

But Burgess and Marianne report that this stance from Sanders is a lonely one, as the rest of the Democratic Caucus are desperately hoping to leave infighting behind and move on to unifying legislative efforts (and defending their…

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