Potential 2020 Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders raised eyebrows across the country Thursday night after supporters posted a video on social media where the Senator accused the US of “bombing houses and buses of children.”
“This is the US Senate, we just starve little children, we go bomb houses and buses of children, and we give tax breaks to billionaires, but we don’t use dirty words!” said Sanders while speaking with left-wing comedian Sarah Silverman.
Bernie: No, no, this is the US Senate, we just starve little children, we go bomb houses and buses of children, and we give tax breaks to billionaires, but we don't use dirty words! pic.twitter.com/O52riuBMNT
— People for Bernie (@People4Bernie) March 8, 2019
The video was originally recorded during the run-up to the 2018 midterm elections.
Sanders officially kicked off his 2020 presidential campaign weeks ago; saying he plans to fulfill the “political revolution” he began during the 2016 primary process.
BERNIE BACKS OMAR: Sanders Defends Omar’s ‘Legitimate Criticism’ of Israel
Vermont Senator and potential 2020 Democratic nominee Bernie Sanders defended Rep. Ilhan Omar’s fierce anti-Israeli rhetoric Thursday; saying Americans shouldn’t “equate” anti-Semitism with “legitimate criticism” of the Jewish State.
“Anti-Semitism is a hateful and dangerous ideology which must be vigorously opposed in the United States and around the world,” said Sanders. “We must not, however, equate anti-Semitism with legitimate criticism of the right-wing, Netanyahu government in Israel.”
“Rather, we must develop an even-handed Middle East policy which brings Israelis and Palestinians together for a lasting peace,” he added.
House Democrats will vote Thursday on a resolution “against bigotry” that fails to explicitly condemn Omar’s recent series of anti-Israeli statements and posts on social media.
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BERNIE GOES OFF: Sanders Thanks DC Liberals for Advancing ‘EXTREMIST IDEAS’
Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders raised eyebrows throughout the nation’s capital Wednesday, thanking DC liberals for transforming “radical” and “extremist ideas” into “mainstream American ideas.”
Sanders was speaking at the ‘We the People’ summit in Washington, DC when he praised those in attendance for helping to advance his liberal message, saying his supporters have brought those “fringe ideas” to the masses.
“Many of the ideas that we talked about were thought to be fringe ideas, radical ideas, extremist ideas,” said the Vermont Senator. “Well, you know what? Because of your efforts, those ideas are mainstream American ideas.”
“I want to thank all of the groups here, because whether you know it or not, you have helped transform this country in so many ways,” he added.
Watch Sanders’ comments above.