Sanders, Whitehouse: Trump admin is already Koch, Inc.
Sanders, Whitehouse: Trump admin is already Koch, Inc.:
Sen. Bernie Sanders, the populist who challenged Hillary Clinton from the left in the presidential primary, laced into President-elect Trump Tuesday for failing to live up to his promise to drain the swamp in Washington by breaking his promise to keep lobbyists out of the GOP-run White House. Sanders, I-Vt., teamed up with Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., Tuesday to rail against Trump's decision to allow lobbyists and wealthy corporate interests on his transition team. The pair also took Trump to task for his remarks during a CBS News 60 Minutes interview in which he appeared to reverse himself on his pledge to deny lobbyists jobs in his administration. Sen. Whitehouse and I are deeply concerned about what the president-elect has said on lobbyists, Wall Street and prescription drugs is not going to be implemented, Sanders told reporters on a conference call Tuesday.