Sanders first senator to break with Democrats since Biden took office with vote against Tom Vilsack

Sanders first senator to break with Democrats since Biden took office with vote against Tom Vilsack
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Bernie Sanders opposed Tom Vilsack’s nomination to resume his Obama-era role as secretary of the U.S. Department of Agriculture on Tuesday. The Vermont senator and former Democratic presidential candidate joined six Republicans in voting against Vilsack’s confirmation during a hearing at the Capitol, where he was ultimately sworn in with near unanimous support. The Senate confirmed Vilsack as USDA chief, for a second time, by a 92–7 margin.

Sanders was the only Democratic senator who did not cast a vote in favor of Vilsack’s confirmation, alongside Republican congressmen Ted Cruz of Texas, Josh Hawley of Missouri, Rand Paul of Kentucky, Marco Rubio and Rick Scott of Florida, and Dan Sullivan of Alaska. His vote marked the first time that a member of the Senate Democratic caucus…



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