Tulsi Gabbard Agreed with Hillary Clinton — Not Sanders — on $15 Minimum Wage

Shortly after Bernie Sanders’ April 30, 2015 announcement of his 2016 presidential run, he organized a rally on the steps of the Capitol heralding the introduction of Senate legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour. Progressive Caucus chair and congressman Keith Ellison later introduced companion legislation in the House.

Instead of co-sponsoring Ellison’s bill, Hawaii congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard signed on to competing legislation that would raise the minimum wage to just $12 an hour.

So Tulsi Gabbard agreed not with Sanders but with Hillary Clinton on the minimum wage during the presidential primary.

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Will Gabbard stick to Clinton’s position or blow with the wind now that Congressional Democrats — including Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) — are following Sanders’ and Ellison’s lead and introducing $15 an hour minimum wage legislation? After her recent flip-flops on the Trump-Russia investigation, taking PAC money, and single-payer health care, it seems unlikely that she will stand her ground and continue supporting a Clintonian compromise on the issue. But rest assured, her cult of supporters willcite her flip flop as ‘proof’ that she is indeed a progressive and not a right-wing Democrat with an alarming political history.

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