Sanders printed a large paper copy of a tweet President Elect Trump posted in May of 2015 about national healthcare programs in the United States of America.
"I was the first & only potential GOP candidate to state there will be no cuts to Social Security, Medicare & Medicaid. Huckabee copied me," read the tweet from Trump which Sanders shared with the U.S. Senate on Wednesday.
Sanders and the U.S. Senate are currently in a debate over what action to take regarding the future of the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare.
"I think it is interesting that we listen to what Donald Trump said during the campaign," said Sanders on the floor of the chamber. "That Democrats hear what he had to say during the campaign what he campaigned on and more importantly Republicans listen and hear what their leader had to say about these issues."
Many Republicans, led by soon to be U.S. Vice President, Mike Pence, are looking to repeal the Affordable Care Act. Sanders and many Democrats are pushing to keep Obamacare in practice. According to the Urban Institute, approximately 24 million people would lose health care coverage should the Affordable Care Act be repealed. Sanders argued that it is imperative that Trump be held accountable for the promises he made during his presidential campaign.
"This is what he asked millions of elderly people and working class people to vote for him on these are the principles that Donald Trump ran and won the presidency on," argued Sanders.