Appearing with Jake Tapper on CNN, Senator Bernie Sanders said it was a mistake for Democrats to walk away from the $1.8 trillion relief package because Pelosi wanted over 2 trillion.
Tapper asked “Well, you talked about that $1.8 trillion bill that the White House, Steve Mnuchin the Treasury Secretary was working on with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The Democrats walked away from that bill because they wanted 2.2 trillion and they walked away from 1.8 trillion. Was that a mistake?”
“That’s what I’m saying,” Sanders responded “That’s exactly what I’m saying. Here was a proposal, much, much larger. Democrats said, no, that’s not good enough. And now, we’re prepared to accept a proposal which has, I think, $350 billion in new money and which has, we believe — I believe, to the best of my knowledge, this corporate immunity language as well. So, that’s my point here is that I don’t think this is much of a compromise.”