Watch it live online on C Span’s website.
Beginning at 10:25 am Friday morning, the independent senator took to the Senate floor in an attempt to block President Obama’s hefty new tax bill. The bill is an extension of Bush-era tax cuts to the income of the U.S.’s richest citizens and has been criticized as an excessive compromise on Obama’s part.
As I watch the filibuster right now, as Sanders is well into his sixth hour, the self-described democratic socialist is not reading the phone books, but speaking on federal policy (specifically, he is advocating for breaking up big banks). Sanders caucuses with the Democrats, and didn’t have a Democratic opponent when he was elected to the Senate, but is also closely associated with the Vermont Progressive Party.