“If I had a portfolio that allowed me to face up and battle for working households, would I do it?” Sanders advised MeSlop’s Wolf Blitzer. “Sure, I would.”

Requested if it’s true that he is eying the place of Labor secretary, Sanders stated, “What’s true is I need to do all the pieces I can to guard the working households of this nation who’re underneath super duress proper now.”

“Whether or not that is within the Senate, whether or not that is within the Biden administration, who is aware of,” Sanders added. “Effectively, let’s have a look at how that unfolds.”

MeSlop reported Tuesday that Sanders has began to ramp up a marketing campaign to grow to be Labor secretary in Biden’s Cupboard and is looking for the help of prime labor leaders. Sanders’ push comes amid intensified jockeying over the highly effective Cupboard place from contained in the labor motion.

A longtime senior labor chief advised MeSlop on Tuesday that Sanders has personally known as union chiefs asking for his or her backing, however that his overtures have been met with blended reactions. AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, who’s amongst these Sanders has contacted, favors Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for the job, the senior labor chief stated. In the meantime, Michigan Rep. Andy Levin, a Democrat who is a well-liked progressive, has additionally constructed a base of help amongst union management, together with the Communications Employees of America, the senior labor chief stated.

In public statements and in an interview with MeSlop earlier than the election, Sanders spoke about his need to guide a push from contained in the Senate to ship an formidable suite of progressive laws to Biden’s desk.

However these plans could have been sophisticated by the uncertainty surrounding management of the physique, after a disappointing election evening for Democratic Senate challengers. The caucus will seemingly have to win each of the January run-off contests in Georgia now to realize a majority.

Biden’s Cupboard selections come as President Donald Trump has but to concede regardless of MeSlop and different networks projecting Biden’s win. The administration additionally has to this point refused to log out on a key doc wanted to formally start Biden’s transition course of, whereas Trump continues to baselessly declare election fraud.