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Tue Feb 19, 2019, 11:17 AM

Didnt bernie vote against russian sanctions

Why I Voted Against The Sactions Bill

While I support sanctions on Russia and North Korea, I voted against the sanctions bill last week because it contains sanctions on Iran that I believe could endanger the Iran nuclear agreement. This agreement was President Obama’s most important foreign policy achievement, and President Trump has made clear his intention to destroy it. Progressives must get mobilized to protect it, just as we did with the Affordable Care Act!

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Reply Didnt bernie vote against russian sanctions (Original post)
Fullduplexxx Feb 2019 OP
OhZone Feb 2019 #1
dalton99a Feb 2019 #2
WeekiWater Feb 2019 #3
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still_one Feb 2019 #5
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Response to Fullduplexxx (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 11:19 AM

1. Some of his behavior makes me think

That Russia has compromat on him too.

It could date all the way back to his Moscow honeymoon.

Oh well.

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Response to Fullduplexxx (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 11:21 AM

2. That was a weak excuse

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Response to Fullduplexxx (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 11:21 AM

3. He gave a similarly poor reason for opposing a pathway to citizenship.

 

Just like this time, his reason there backfired as well.

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Response to Fullduplexxx (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 11:27 AM

4. Yes, he and Rand Paul (!) were the only two senators to vote against sanctions.

Bernie claimed that his “nay” vote was to protect the Iran nuclear deal...And how’d that work out?

As for the more recent Russia sanctions vote, Bernie was a no-show. Priorities.

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Response to Fullduplexxx (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2019, 11:27 AM

5. That is what politicians do they muddy up bills with addons. It depends on what the addons are.

The bill to reopen the government was opposed by some because it added funding for Homeland security including ICE. Sanders voted for the bill, as most of the Democrats because they probably viewed reopening the government a more immediate concern. There were a few other Democrats who voted against that bill. For different reasons, the Freedom Party voted against that bill because they wanted full funding for that stupid wall.


The point you are making is very good though, and that is knowing the full context of something is important.




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Response to Fullduplexxx (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2019, 09:11 AM

6. Why did sanders not vote to sanction Russia?

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