Yeah, I Still Miss Bernie Sanders.

It’s hard not to wonder about what could have been.

Lauren Elizabeth
3 min readJun 15, 2024
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I miss Bernie Sanders.

Maybe it’s just me, and I know it’s been years, but every so often I find myself catching a headline that gets me wondering about what things would look like if he had won.

Today has been one of those days.

Joseph Choi with The Hill writes:

“Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) on Friday dropped his pursuit of a subpoena for a top pharmaceutical executive after the company’s CEO agreed to testify before the Senate later this year.

Sanders announced earlier this week that he would hold a vote to subpoena Doug Langa, the executive vice president of North America operations for Novo Nordisk, because the company has “repeatedly denied” requests to appear.

The vote that was scheduled for next week was preempted with the announcement that Novo Nordisk CEO Lars Fruergaard Jørgensen had agreed to testify before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, which Sanders chairs…”

No politician is perfect, and Bernie Sanders is certainly not exempt from that.

But…it’s just so refreshing to have even just one voice in office that cares.



Lauren Elizabeth

Lauren is a writer & leftist with analysis on topics related to politics & policy. She can be reached at or Twitter @xlauren_mx