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Bernie Sanders says he probably won't join Biden's relief bill victory tour

The White House reportedly wants high-profile congressional Democrats to help President Biden sell the American Relief Plan to voters across the country, Politico reports.

Biden's team has reportedly reached out to the likes of Reps. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) and Raul Ruiz (D-Calif.), as well as Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) (I-Vt.), and Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), both of whom ran against Biden in the Democratic primaries.

Right now, it's not clear who, aside from Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, may actually hit the road to promote the $1.9 trillion stimulus. Per Politico, Warren said she has had "conversations about it, but can't say more than that."

Sen. Bernie Sanders' (I-Vt.) office reportedly asked the White House about travel, but has not heard back. However, Sanders himself told Politico that when it comes to doing events for Biden "at this point the answer is no, but we'll see — I think they're doing a great job." Read more at Politico.