Senator Bernie Sanders (I – VT), a self proclaimed Democratic Socialist, created all kinds of turmoil when he ran for president in 2016 under the banner of the Democratic Party. Although he often caucused with the Democrats in the Senate, he was proud to be labelled an Independent. A label that he has reclaimed since the end of that campaign.
Obviously the establishment in the Dem party didn’t always receive him well because he wasn’t a party member. And his staunchest supporters denigrated the party for the perceived lack of support for the senator, an animus that continues to this day.
But apparently Sen. Sanders isn’t an actual member of the Democratic Socialists of America either.
There’s probably a Groucho Marx joke here, but I’ll let you decide on that!