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Bernie Sanders Warns GOP to Play Ball on Spending Bill

(MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports")

By    |   Wednesday, 17 January 2018 03:17 PM

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., issued a not-so-veiled threat Wednesday to Republicans about how to go about getting Democratic support for the fast-approaching deadline to pass a spending deal.

A guest on MSNBC with Andrea Mitchell, Sanders emphasized Democrats will not "desert" the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients.

"What Republicans must understand is they have got to start negotiating in a bipartisan manner; they cannot have it all if they want 60 votes," Sanders told Mitchell.

Any appropriations bill in the Senate requires 60 votes to pass, meaning Republicans would need at least nine Democrats to pass a spending bill, and Sanders is not keen on voting for another continuing resolution.

"That means not only protecting the Dreamers, it means parity between defense and non-defense spending," Sanders said. "If they wanna spend a zillion dollars more on defense, then we have gotta take care of the working class in this country.

"We're not going to desert these young people," Sanders said, referring to the more than 700,000 DACA recipients.

"This to my mind is one of the great moral crises of our time," Sanders said. ". . . These young people, if we do not get our act together, will be subjected to the possibility of deportation. Trump started this crisis, we have got to resolve it."

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Issuing a not-so-veiled threat Wednesday to Republicans about how to go about getting Democratic support for the fast-approaching deadline to pass a spending deal, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., called on Republicans to negotiate in a "bipartisan manner."
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