The progressive wing of the Democrat party suffered a major loss in the Senate this week.
A proposal from Bernie Sanders to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour was rejected. Seven Democrats even voted against it.
You will hear some major howling from the left over this.
The Hill reports:
Senate rejects Sanders $15 minimum wage hike
The Senate on Friday voted to reject a proposal sponsored by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) to raise the federal minimum wage to $15.
Seven Democrats and one Independent who caucuses with Democrats voted against it. The vote has yet to be gaveled closed, though it appeared every senator had cast their vote by 12:15 p.m.
Sens. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.), Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.), Jon Tester (D-Mont.), Jeanne Shaheen (D-N.H.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Chris Coons (D-Del.) Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Angus King (I-Maine.) voted to sustain a procedural objection — a budget point of order — against the wage increase.
Coons’s vote was especially surprising as he is one of President Biden’s closest allies in the Senate, but he and Carper also represent a business-friendly state.
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The Senate voted 58 to 42 against an attempt to waive a procedural objection against adding the wage provision to the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.
Democrats are really angry at Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-Arizona) for voting against this.
No one should ever be this happy to vote against uplifting people out of poverty. This is Senator Sinema voting no on $15 minimum wage. https://t.co/qNfYy8co4m
— Rashida Tlaib (@RashidaTlaib) March 6, 2021
Arizona Dem sends this, tells me it’s going around after Sinema’s minimum wage vote today. Ouch. pic.twitter.com/jpPIlGBsba
— Adrian Carrasquillo (@Carrasquillo) March 6, 2021
The gleeful thumbs down from Senator Sinema on the minimum wage vote was such an obscene Republican response.
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) March 5, 2021
Did Sinema really have vote against a $15 minimum wage for 24 million people like this? pic.twitter.com/Jv0UXLKLHI
— Sawyer Hackett (@SawyerHackett) March 5, 2021
Good for Sinema for thinking for herself and voting the will of her constituents.
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