Less than week from the first caucuses in Iowa and gaining on Joe Biden’s lead….
Bernie Sanders and his handlers are going for the political kill….
This leak is sure to have the media going back to the Biden campaign for their answer to his possible early policy actions…
Such a possible broad sweeping action is what Sanders has always said he wants to do….
And would be more in line with Donald Trump has tried to do from the right….
Joe Biden has said he would work more to get middle ground with Republicans who would fight any major changes that Sanders would enact….
Sanders moves would also jump past Democratic lawmakers in the House and Senate….
We’ll keep an eye on this…
But establishment Democrats are NOT gonna be happy with this and Republicans ARE gonna use this to run against…
The campaign’s potential executive orders come amid increased scrutiny about how Sanders, one of the most left-leaning members in Congress, would attempt to advance his agenda. One of Sanders’s top rivals on the campaign trail, former vice president Joe Biden, has talked about working with Republicans in some cases to enact his agenda. Sanders’s approach appears to be different.
The senator is reviewing the list of possible executive orders but has not signed off on when they would be released or their scope, according to the two people with knowledge of the planning, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss internal matters. Those officials said the document was prepared by Faiz Shakir, Sanders’s campaign manager; Warren Gunnels, a senior adviser; and Josh Orton, the campaign policy director.
“As we continue discussing the early work of your presidency and the progress we can make, below for review is a brief overview of executive actions you could take early in your administration,” the document states. “We cannot accept delays from Congress on some of the most pressing issues, especially those like immigration where Trump has governed with racism and for his own corrupt benefit.”
A Sanders campaign spokesman, Mike Casca, did not challenge the veracity of the document but declined to comment on the potential executive orders.
“We’re focused on organizing a huge voter turnout in Iowa on Monday,” Casca said in a statement.
The unilateral actions considered by Sanders’s campaign are likely to be fiercely opposed by conservatives and even moderate liberals, and Sanders could face criticism for moving to take more power away from the legislative branch amid ever-expanding executive authority. Many Democrats and some Republicans have criticized Trump for the numerous executive orders he signed in the early part of his presidency….
Bill Clinton , Bush II and Obama signed more than Trump….
But they all had 2 terms…..
Franklin Roosevelt signed the most…