We all know the results from Super Tuesday, Vice President Joe Biden won the night, but Sanders placed a respectable second place.
Earlier that day, and for whatever reason, Sen. Bernie Sanders posted a video clip on Twitter of him running under the U.S. Capitol. Sanders accompanied the video with the statement, “It’s Super Tuesday and polls are open! Find your polling place and its hours here” linking back to his website.
The video was a funny way of telling voters to hurry out and vote for him.
Well, that’s all fine, but are you wondering what Sanders was running to in the first place?
Only members of Congress and those with access and allowed to loiter in The Capitol, like us press folk, know what Sanders was running to, or who he was running away from.
Those escalators are found in the train station on the Senate side under the Capitol. The trains shuttle Senators, staff, or anyone with the proper identification from the three Senate office buildings to the Capitol.
Every day, reporters stand and wait for Senators to get off the trains to ask them questions, kind of like Grizzy Bears waiting for Salmon to jump upstream for their afternoon snack. You all have seen those images and videos.
But while most, if not all of the Senators speak to reporters on a regular basis, Sanders is the exception.
This video of Sanders running down the escalators to the trains or walkway to the Senate office buildings is the daily occurrence reporters witness. Sanders does not address reporters, at all. Sanders walks down the escalators then sprints past, dodges or bypasses all of the waiting media grizzlies.
Wait, “Bypass Bernie?”
— Bernie Sanders (@BernieSanders) March 3, 2020