Bernie Sanders

U.S. Senator (Vermont)

Running

Bernie opposed moving the American Embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, has opposed multiple pieces of legislation to weaken efforts to boycott Israel, and boycotted Israeli Prime-Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s 2015 address to Congress.


As a U.S. Senator, Sanders voted in favor of the Iran Nuclear Deal and released a statement calling President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the deal and re-impose sanctions “reckless” and “dangerous.”


Voted for $46 billion in border security in a 2013 compromise bill, but now calls efforts to fund $5.7 in border security a “waste of money.” (RealClearPolitics, 12/23/18)


Bernie strongly opposes the United States’ missile defense program. In 2016, Sanders wanted to make “major unilateral cuts” to the U.S. missile defense reserve.


Bernie supports amnesty for illegal aliens and opposes bans on immigrants on refugees from dangerous parts of the world – instead supporting policies that allow terrorists who wish to come into America to enter the country because of weak vetting.


In February 2019, Sanders refused to acknowledge that Nicolas Maduro, a violent socialist dictator, should not be in power. He has also openly referred to himself as a ‘socialist’ or ‘democratic-socialist’ for decades.


Sanders is opposed to the use of the military to eradicate terrorist groups like ISIS and Hamas Hezbollah.

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