Today, avowed socialist Senator Bernie Sanders made it official: he wants Mandela Barnes to join his Squad in Washington, DC.
This is not surprising in the least, since Barnes is a Bernie Bro whose support for the socialist Senator is longstanding:
Barnes voted for Sanders in both the 2016 and 2020 Democratic presidential primary elections.
In April 2020, Barnes thanked Sanders for running for President and pushing the Democratic Party “in a much needed direction.”
In October 2018, Barnes campaigned with Bernie Sanders.
And February 2020, Barnes defended Sanders from Democratic critics.
In August 2017, Barnes claimed to “know the ills of capitalism.”
On July 9, 2018, Barnes claimed socialism has deep roots in Wisconsin in response to a tweet by the Justice Democrats encouraging socialism in the Midwest.
And Barnes in January 2020: “Medicare for all is a much more moderate proposal than any war.”
In March 2018, Barnes spoke in support of the Green New Deal.
“Bernie Sanders and Mandela Barnes are cut from the same ideological cloth: radical socialists who support a government takeover of healthcare and the Green New Deal disaster. Working together, Barnes and Bernie would make our country into the next Venezuela, with inflation and crime out of control.” -SLF Communications Director Jack Pandol