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Kamala Harris is more liberal than Bernie Sanders

While Harris was dubbed as the most liberal senator in 2019, a holistic view of her career suggests that other senators were more liberal at times. In 2019, GovTrack, a non-partisan organization that tracks bills in Congress, ranked Harris as the most liberal compared to all senators. One measure the organization uses is comparing how many bipartisan bills each senator co-sponsors to how many bills they co-sponsored in total. Harris had the lowest at 15% in 2019. However, GovTrack falls short of providing a holistic picture. GovTrack's founder told the Washington Post that the organization always says that one number can never represent the complete picture of a politician. Furthermore, GovTrack's analysis of Kamala Harris was only from 2019, and labeling a politician as too liberal based on one year does not give a complete picture. If one looks at GovTrack's five years — although Harris only came to the Senate in 2016 — she's still among the most liberal senators by this marker. But Bernie Sanders and a few others have been more liberal at some point.While Harris was dubbed as the most liberal senator in 2019, a holistic view of her career suggests that other senators were more liberal at times. In 2019, GovTrack, a non-partisan organization that tracks bills in Congress, ranked Harris as most liberal compared to all senators. One measure the organization uses is comparing how many bipartisan bills each senator co-sponsors to how many bills they co-sponsored in total. Harris had the lowest at 15% in 2019. However, GovTrack falls short of providing a holistic picture. GovTrack's founder told the Washington Post that the organization always says that one number can never represent the complete picture of a politician. Furthermore, GovTrack's analysis of Kamala Harris was only from 2019, and labeling a politician as too liberal based on one year does not give a complete picture. If one looks at GovTrack's five years — although Harris only came to the Senate in 2016 — she's still among the most liberal senators by this marker. But Bernie Sanders and a few others have been more liberal at some point.

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