Fox News reports that an exhausted Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) was “more irritable than usual” at the tail end of the Senate’s “vote-a-rama” Sunday morning after most of his proposals fell with only his vote in support.
The lifelong communist Sanders proposed several amendments targeting the oil industry and other priorities, but with no success. An amendment targeting the oil industry fell to a 99-1 vote, with Sanders the only senator in favor. Another fell 97-1.
Some observers described Sanders as “more irritable than usual” as he had a snappy back-and-forth with Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) in which Graham called Sanders’ barrage of amendments the most “extreme” he had seen.
“In a night, a day — whatever we’ve been doing, night has turned into day — of extremes, this is the most extreme idea yet. And that’s saying a lot,” Graham said in a statement. “Sen. Sanders wants to destroy fossil fuel exploration at a time you’ve got to get a mortgage on your house to fill up your car.”