Bernie Sanders Already Angling For A Job Under Biden Administration — Guess What Job?

Written by Wes Walker on October 23, 2020

If you thought a Joe/Kamala administration would be a nightmare, stop and think about who they are surrounding themselves with.

Bernie Sanders is looking for a position of influence.

What would old Bolshevik Bernie want to do in a ‘moderate’ Biden administration? Oh, nothing too dangerous. He just has his eye on …

*checks notes*

…Labor Secretary.

Sen. Bernie Sanders is hoping to be a part of Joe Biden’s potential administration and has expressed a particular interest in becoming Labor secretary, two people familiar with the conversations tell POLITICO.

“I can confirm he’s trying to figure out how to land that role or something like it,” said one person close to the Vermont senator. “He, personally, does have an interest in it.”

…Former Sanders campaign manager Faiz Shakir said Sanders has not talked directly with anyone on the Biden campaign about a future role, but plans to push Biden, his former Senate colleague, to “include progressive voices” in both the transition and in a potential new administration.

Yet two other people close to Sanders, including one former aide, said the senator has expressed interest in being in the administration, should Biden win in November. Sanders has been making his push for the top job at the Labor Department in part by reaching out to allies on the transition team, one person familiar with the process said. — Politico

Bernie? In labor?

Gee, that doesn’t sound particularly ‘moderate’ to me.