Political task forces Joe Biden formed with onetime rival Bernie Sanders to solidify support among the Democratic Party’s progressive wing recommended Wednesday that the former…
But they stopped short of urging Biden’s full endorsement of policies that could prove too divisive for some swing voters in November, like universal health coverage under “Medicare for All” or the sweeping Green New Deal environmental plan.
The groups, formed in May to tackle health care, immigration, education, criminal justice reform, climate change and the economy, sought to hammer out a policy road map to best defeat President Donald Trump. Their 110 pages of recommendations should help shape the policy platform Democrats will adopt during their national convention next month — even though the entire party platform adopted in 2016 ran only about 50 pages.
All of them say vote against Donald Trump, even if that means holding your nose and voting for Joe Biden.
Are they all 'liberal sellouts'? Are they all Establishment stooges?
— Mehdi Hasan (@mehdirhasan) July 13, 2020
No, Biden won’t abolish windows. Or suburbs.
No, a Biden-Sanders task force didn’t propose to end immigration detention.
No, Trump doesn’t have better polls on Covid than Obama-Biden did on H1N1.
So many more nos: https://t.co/I5arbkZvJv
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) July 15, 2020