In an interview on the Krystal Kyle & Friends podcast on Wednesday, lifelong communist, failed presidential candidate, and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Sen. Bernie Sanders declared that “there will not be a bipartisan bill unless there is a reconciliation bill.”
“I am willing to go along, I think, I want to see the final details of the bipartisan bill if there is 100% agreement on the part of the Democrats who are negotiating this that they are going to go along with the reconciliation package,” Sanders said.
Reconciliation is a special process that makes legislation easier to pass in the Senate, requiring only a simple majority in the Senate. This would currently favor the Democrats, of course, or Sanders would be arguing against a reconciliation bill.
He added, “All I can tell you is, if I have anything to say about it, there will not be a bipartisan bill unless there is a reconciliation bill.”