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Sanders No-Show On Vote Praising Air Strike That Took Out Soleimani

Hey Bernie — is skipping a vote a sign of ‘decisive leadership’? Were you afraid to take a stand, or indifferent to the vote itself?

The other Senators in the 2020 race found time in their busy schedule to discharge their Senatorial duties, even if they understood that duty to mean voting ‘nay’ on a vote to endorse the droning of a dirtbag terrorist.

Bernie Sanders, on the other hand, was a no-show.


Sanders was one of only two senators to skip the vote, with Ed Markey (D., Mass.) also absent. Sanders’s fellow 2020 presidential candidates in the Senate, Amy Klobuchar (D., Minn.) and Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), attended and voted “nay” on the amendment, which passed 64 to 34.

All 53 Republicans, 10 Democrats, and Independent Angus King (Maine) supported the amendment introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz (R., Tex.). It expressly praised President Donald Trump, who ordered the Jan. 3 strike that took out the terrorist leader of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps.

Source: Washington Free Beacon

Ninety-eight senators showed up. But not Bernie.

Is he taking a page from Barack ‘Voting Present’ Obama?

Do his Senatorial duties bore him now that he thinks he’s ‘this close’ to securing a path to the White House? Is he afraid to take a stand on this issue?

Is he trying to put some distance between himself and his vocal opposition to killing a ruthless scumbag? Is there some other explanation?

It isn’t as though the other Senators don’t have campaign events to attend as well. But for some reason, THEY were still able to discharge their duties.

Maybe an enterprising reporter could ask him what his vote WOULD have been if he’d bothered to show up? Are there reporters out there still interested in asking politicians the uncomfortable questions?

Wes Walker

Wes Walker is the author of "Blueprint For a Government that Doesn't Suck". He has been lighting up since its inception in July of 2012. Follow on twitter: @Republicanuck