Photo of Bernie Sanders Goes Viral — Sparks Reaction on Twitter, Including 'I'm Just a Bill' Comparison


A photo of Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) sitting on the steps of the U.S. Capitol went viral.

LA Times Photojournalist Kent Nishimura posted an image of Sanders sitting on the steps looking exhausted.

“Big Vote-a-rama energy with [Sen Sanders] on the steps of the Senate, as the Senate enters hour 13,” Nishimura tweeted.

The photo sparked a variety of reactions across Twitter, including a comparison to Schoolhouse Rock’s “I’m Just a Bill” song.

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Los Angeles Times writer Stacy Perman wrote, “I’m just a bill Yes, I’m only a bill And I’m sitting here on Capitol Hill Well, it’s a long long journey To the capital city It’s a long long wait While I’m sitting in committee But I know I’ll be a law some day At least I hope and pray that I will But today I’m still just a bill.”

Another user joked, “Great opening shot for the biopic tbh.”

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The Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act over the weekend after a marathon of amendment votes known as a “vote-a-rama” that went on for close to 16 hours.

On Saturday, Sanders tore into the bill for not doing enough for Americans.

“According to the [Congressional Budget Office] and other economic organizations that have studied this bill, it will have a minimal impact on inflation,” Sanders said on the Senate floor.

Claiming the bill does not address the needs of Americans, Sanders explained, “This legislation does not address the reality that we have more income and wealth inequality today than at any time in the last hundred years.”

Additionally, according to Sanders, “This bill does nothing to address the systemic dysfunctionality of the American health care system.”

The Washington Post noted the bill is designed to fight climate change, lower the cost of health care, and reduce the federal deficit.

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