It’s becoming more clear every day that Senator Bernie Sanders is eyeing the Labor Secretary position in Joe Biden’s administration. Here what he said when CNN’s Wolf Blitzer asked if he would accept the job, if offered:
“If I had a portfolio that allowed me to stand up and fight for working families, would I do it? Yes I would.”
A longtime senior labor leader told CNN on Tuesday that Sanders has personally called union chiefs asking for their backing, but that his overtures have been met with mixed reactions.Sanders’ push comes amid intensified jockeying over the powerful Cabinet position from inside the labor movement.
“What’s true is I want to do everything I can to protect the working families of this country who are under tremendous duress right now. Whether that’s in the Senate, whether that’s in the Biden administration, who knows? Well, let’s see how that unfolds.”
Watch the full interview above.