Sanders confident Biden administration 'will be advocating' for progressive policies

Tim O'Donnell
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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sat down with President-elect Joe Biden and his campaign team in the lead up to the general election to find some common ground on progressive policies that he has pushed during his time in the Senate and his own presidential bids, and he said Sunday that he expects the Biden administration will stick to those agreements once the White House transition is official in January.

But CNN's Jake Tapper asked Sanders how he expects some of those policies to come to fruition if the Republican Party staves off Democratic challengers in the upcoming Georgia Senate runoffs and maintains a majority in the upper chamber. Sanders didn't directly answer that question, but instead expressed his belief that Georgia remains in play for Democrats, telling Tapper that young and working class voters showed out in big numbers for Democrats in November and could do so again in January, increasing the party's chances of obtaining a 50-50 split in the Senate. As Sanders sees it, those voters would embrace a more progressive platform, as well. Watch the rest of Sanders' State of the Union interview below.

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