Watch: Bernie Sanders Tells Jimmy Kimmel His Recipe for Working With the GOP in Congress

Election '16

On Jimmy Kimmel's show Thursday night, Bernie Sanders talked about the role he has played as an independent in the Senate, and how he worked with Republicans across the aisle. 

“John [McCain] is a friend of mine; I’ve known him for many years. He’s a very decent guy," Sanders told late-night host Jimmy Kimmel. "Obviously we have very strong differences of opinion. On ... veterans' legislation we had more than one shouting match on how to go forward, but we ended up coming together for the veterans of this country and we passed the most comprehensive veterans' health-care legislation in the modern history of this country."

"As an independent, do you feel like you’re able to work with both parties more easily?” Kimmel asked.

Sanders replied, "When I was in the House, before I got to the Senate, in a number of years, I was able to pass more amendments on the floor of the House [than any other member], bringing Republicans and Democrats together on issues where there was common ground."


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