Socialist Senator says GOP Senate 'undemocratic' for resisting Obama

Rick Moran
Bernie Sanders didn't pull any punches in describing GOP Senators and their "obstructionism:" "In a time of disfunctionality in the Senate, and all kinds of absurdity, this probably takes the cake when you filibuster your own" bill, the self-described "democratic socialist" lawmaker told MSNBC's Ed Schultz Friday evening. "The American people want action and it is undemocratic, it is unAmerican when a small minority can deny the majority from going forward." Sanders made the remarks after McConnell on Thursday called for a vote on legislation giving President Obama unilateral power to increase the nation's borrowing limit, the so-called debt ceiling. McConnell had hoped to demonstrate that Republicans and Democrats alike oppose what he described as a "power grab" by the president, but he was forced to object to a simple majority vote after Democrats agreed to move forward. Democrats said it may have been the first time that the minority in the Senate blocked one of its own bills...(Read Full Post)

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