Report: Bernie Sanders wants to be Joe Biden’s labor secretary

By Thomas Catenacci

Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is reportedly making a push to be nominated as labor secretary in a potential Joe Biden administration, sources told Politico.

Sanders is interested in having a position in Democratic presidential nominee Biden’s potential cabinet, an unnamed person close to the Vermont senator told Politico Thursday evening. Sanders, who was former Vice President Biden’s main rival during the 2020 Democratic primaries, has specifically expressed interest in leading the Department of Labor, according to the source.

“I can confirm he’s trying to figure out how to land that role or something like it,” someone close to Sanders told Politico. “He, personally, does have an interest in it.”

Sanders wouldn’t confirm or deny his interest in being named labor secretary in a statement to Politico.

“Right now I am focused on seeing that Biden is elected president,” Sanders said, according to Politico. “That’s what my main focus is.”

Sanders’ office didn’t immediately respond to the Daily Caller News Foundation’s request for comment.

Thursday’s report is among many concerning a potential Biden administration. The Biden transition team is reportedly interested in nominating current and former union leaders to high ranking federal positions including secretary of labor and secretary of education.

Former Ohio Gov. John Kasich, former Arizona Sen. Jeff Flake and Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker are among the Republicans whose names have reportedly been floated to serve in a potential Joe Biden cabinet.

During an Oct. 6 rally, Sanders said he would chair the Senate Subcommittee on Health if the Democrats win back control of the Senate, according to Fox News.

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7 thoughts on “Report: Bernie Sanders wants to be Joe Biden’s labor secretary

  1. AH!!! but you all miss the point. Labor secretary in charge of all the labor unions, what better place to further the goals of Communism.. Look up the history of how they progressed in the other countries.

  2. Bernie, a self-styled, multi-millionaire, Communist/Socialist, wants to be US Labor Department Secretary?

    That would be the highest of follies.

    His face would be on the front pages every day, waving arms, making faces, making pronouncements.

    Sanders’s entire outlook is authoritarian.

    He believes in a central-government-directed society and economy
    If that is not authoritarian, then what is?

    All his approaches require government action planning and programs to levelize, levelize.

    He would have zillions more bureaucrats watching and determining and influencing all our moves.
    That is his real agenda.

    Stalin, Hitler, Castro, using socialism and communism as their credos, similarly ran authoritarian states.
    We all know how that went.

    Trump’s making America great again and being Patriotic again and being a Nationalist again, runs counter to the approaches of the Sanders’s of this world.

    The main reason they vilify Trump, while they love fraudulent EB-5 programs of benefit to Asian multi millionaires, seeking to safeguard their likely ill-gotten millions.

    Sanders wants open border to change the color of the US.

    Open borders.
    Let all illegals in.
    No questions asked.
    We will sort it out at the voting booth after all are enrolled as card-carrying members of the Democrat Party
    Give each such illegal all bennies, plus a green card, plus eventual citizenship.

    Free electric vehicles for the poor
    Free deep energy retrofits of the housing for the poor
    Free heat pumps, solar systems and batteries for the poor
    Free highly insulated/highly sealed housing for the poor
    Free healthcare for the poor
    Free education for the poor
    Free energy for the poor

    Job requirements to get the bennies?

    Sanders, the Socialist “champion of the working class” has a global warming fighting plan that costs $trillions and it is going to cost the working class a lot of money?

    What about airplane travel to and from lucrative political speech making?

    What about airplane travel to the Soviet Union to celebrate his honeymoon?

    Why does he have a $70,000 Audie and not an EV of a Prius Hybrid?

    Why does he have THREE houses?

    Sanders being a lying hypocrite to the nth degree.
    There is no place to hide.
    All is known.

    Here is a video of 1988 IN RUSSIA, BREAKFAST IN UNDERWEAR, WITH RUSSIANS, CELEBRATING HIS HONEYMOON, before the iron curtain came down.

  3. So help me understand,

    Bernie ” Socialist ” Sanders wants to be the ” Labor Secretary ” under the Biden
    administration, a man that has ” Never ” held a real job that actually dealt with ” Labor ”
    of any sort, Am I missing something?….. Is this a joke !!

    That’s not saying much for the Biden administration, then again we are talking about
    Joe Biden and President Harris …..correct.

  4. I find it so stunning that these people today seem to want to stay in government until the day they drop dead.
    Retire Bernie, you look like an old fool.
    You couldn’t draw flies at your recent NH event, it’s over.

  5. A new oxymoron has emerged!


    Merriam-Webster will need to change the definition of labor.

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