Ryan Said Sanders Will Be Budget Chairman If Hillary Wins. Bernie’s Response Is Perfect

Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) shot back at House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) over the Republican Congressman’s warning that if the Senate flips and the Republican Party loses their majority, Senator Sanders will be the head of the Senate Budget Committee. The Twitter account of the beloved populist and democratic socialist trolled Ryan and the rest of the Senate with this amusing GIF:

He follower up with this tweet:


Having Senator Sanders as the Chairman of the Senate Budget Committee would be a wonderful boon for the American people. Senator Sanders is one of the few American politicians that has always made the interests of the middle and working classes his top priority.

As Budget Committee Chair, we can be assured that Congressional spending will be directed towards bettering the American people, improving healthcare, infrastructure, improvements to the social safety net and investment in green energy as opposed to tax breaks for corporations, cuts to food programs for needy children, and lavish military spending – which is all the Republican Party has to offer.

Thanks to Paul Ryan’s “warning,” Sanders has raised $2.2 million in three days to spend on down-ballot Democratic races. Thanks, Ryan! Let’s help turn the Senate blue and make Paul Ryan’s worst nightmare come true.

Colin Taylor

Colin Taylor is the managing editor of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.