Democrats have been pushing for the minimum wage to be increased to $15 an hour, though at this point it’s unclear whether it would ultimately be included in the overall covid relief bill Congress is taking up. A proposal by two Republican senators has a provision raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour.
Senator Bernie Sanders spoke with MSNBC’s Chris Hayes Wednesday night and said there is “not one” Republican who supports raising it to $15.
Hayes asked Sanders if he thought Democrats could win a floor vote on the issue.
Sanders almost immediately said, “No. No.”
With a chuckle and a hand-wave, he continued, “No. As of now, there’s not one Republican who will support at $15-an-hour minimum