The U.S. senator and the Essex Junction teacher who made the mittens are selling meme-inspired products to help a handful of Vermont charities.
Made by an Essex Junction teacher from recycled materials, the handiwork prove “a righteous swerve for a history-making moment,” gushed one of dozens of global media outlets.
Leahy is expected to become third in line to the presidency and to chair the Senate Appropriations Committee. Sanders is set to chair the Senate Budget Committee.
All three members of Vermont’s congressional delegation have expressed support for swiftly removing the president from office before President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration Jan. 20.
Sanders campaigned for the position after Biden won the election in November. But the president-elect is expected to pick Boston Mayor Marty Walsh for the job.
Vermont’s left-leaning delegates to Congress, who were themselves targets of the insurrection at the Capitol, initially did not go quite so far.
“Enough is enough. President Trump should resign or be removed from office by his Cabinet, or by the Congress,” said Gov. Phil Scott.
If Democrats take both seats in Georgia, Vermont Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders would be catapulted into high-profile roles.
“Do we turn our backs on struggling working families,” the Vermont independent said, “or do we respond to their pain?”
As Congress headed toward passing another short-term government funding measure to give negotiators more time to sort out the details of a $900 billion Covid-19 relief bill, Sanders made another attempt Friday at securing $1,200 payments for adults and $500 for children.
Vermont’s independent senator signaled tacit support Wednesday for the $900 billion federal aid bill, which now includes stimulus checks of $600 for Americans.
Sen. Bernie Sanders is demanding another round of $1,200 direct payments to Americans and is threatening to keep Congress in session until those payments are added to a Covid-19 relief bill.
The Vermont independent and Democratic Sen. Patrick Leahy both took to the Senate floor Thursday to push Congress to act quickly.
Sens. Patrick Leahy and Bernie Sanders strongly oppose language that protects companies from Covid lawsuits brought by workers.