Sen. Bernie Sanders has made the case to join the Biden administration on Thursday.
In a CNN interview on Wednesday, Sanders said he wants to “do everything I can to protect working families in the country who in many ways are living in terrible desperation right now.”
“And if I can do that in the Senate, that’s great,” he said. “If I can do it within the Biden administration, that’s great as well,” the senator then mentioned.
“I think something like secretary of Labor would be a very attractive position,” Sanders also stated. After that, he said, “It would give me the opportunity to fight to raise the minimum wage, to a living wage, equal pay for equal work for women, it would give me the opportunity to make sure that workers who are entitled to overtime pay get that overtime pay.”
He would also ensure “workers get pensions that have been taken away from them,” the senator added. Helping “workers organize into unions,” is another one of his goals. He wants to do this “so they can earn decent wages through collective bargaining, et cetera, et cetera.”
According to Fox News, his comments are just the latest as he has expressed his interest in joining the Biden administration in that capacity.
Sanders was asked last week if he would accept the role of Labor secretary. He answered: “If I had a portfolio that allowed me to stand up and fight for working families, would I do it? Yes, I would.”