Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders told CNN's Wolf Blitzer he would accept the job of Labor secretary if President-elect Joe Biden asked him to join the cabinet.
“If I had a portfolio that allowed me to stand up and fight for working families, would I do it? Yes I would,” Sanders said.
Asked if it is true that he is eying the position of Labor secretary, Sanders said, “what’s true is I want to do everything I can to protect the working families of this country who are under tremendous duress right now. Whether that’s in the Senate, whether that’s in the Biden administration, who knows? Well, let’s see how that unfolds.”
CNN previously reported that Sanders has started to ramp up a campaign to become Labor secretary in Biden’s cabinet and is seeking the support of top labor leaders.